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Q&A: Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO recruits alumni as mentors

By Thalia Beaty, Reprinted from AP News NEW YORK (AP) — Big Brothers Big Sisters America CEO Artis Stevens says the 119-year-old nonprofit long known for mentoring schoolchildren is now diversifying its programming. Stevens, who took over the organization two years ago, said the fastest growing demand for its services is among young adults, ages […]

Perceived benefits of youth mentoring based on relationship characteristics

DuBois, D. L., & Neville, H. A. (1997). Youth mentoring: Investigation of relationship characteristics and perceived benefits. Journal of Community Psychology, 25(3), 227–234. https://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1520-6629(199705)25:3<227::AID-JCOP1>3.0.CO;2-T Summarized by Maggie Bayly Notes of Interest: Current work on youth mentoring focus on developing mentoring programs, providing descriptions of current methods & programs, assessing mentor traits, and, occasionally, evaluating the […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters receives a $122.6 million donation to mentor kids

By Elizabeth Blair, Reprinted from NPR  Artis Stevens says he had no idea it was coming. The president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America says he “was in awe” when MacKenzie Scott’s representatives called with the news the mentoring organization would receive $122.6 million. “They told me the information and told me […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters Brings Mentoring Virtual with Big Plans for 2021

By Big Brothers Big Sisters, NECN Reposted from MentorHub Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Mass wanted to continue adapting and serving. Earlier this year they partnered with Dr. Jean Rhodes, Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts Boston, to work on the MentorHub. MentorHub consists of an app and […]

Even With a Vaccine, It Takes a Village To Get Kids Back To School

By Artis Stevens, Reprinted from Black Enterprise As parents, families, and communities nationwide prepare to send children back to school, there is still uncertainty and obvious questions about our preparedness. Watch any news program, read most online articles and the majority of headlines, rightfully so, center on vaccinations and keeping our kids safe and healthy. […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ CEO Shares How the Nonprofit’s Model Stands the Test of Time

By: Artis Stevens (President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America), Reprinted from Salesforce “It takes a village to raise a child.” It’s an age-old African proverb that’s been quoted often and yet the power of this line could not be more relevant than now. A social and economic environment that was already […]

[Webinar] The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity

Date: Friday, February 26, 2021, 1 PM EST Join Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBSA) on February 26, 2021, for a conversation with Artis Stevens (the President & CEO of BBBSA), Cheslie Kryst (Miss USA 2019 & BBBSA National Board member), and Dr. Nia Imani Fields (Maryland 4-H Program Leader & Assistant Director of University of […]

Merrell and Big Brothers Big Sisters Partner to Bring the Power of the Outside to More Youth

Featured Article by Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Merrell recently announced that they will be forming a multi-year partnership in order to help make the outdoors (i.e. parks and trails) more accessible and equitable for youths living across the U.S. and Canada.  In hopes of promoting physical and mental health among […]

Youth Mentoring More Critical Today Than In Recent History – Opinion

Featured Article by South Florida Reporter, Gale S. Nelson (CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami), and Malena Dorn (CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward) With many youths struggling to cope with the ongoing effects of COVID-19, youth mentoring is becoming more important than ever before. In this news article, South Florida […]

Artis Stevens Named New President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Featured Article by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA)  Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) announced that Artis Stevens, Senior Vice President and Chefs Marketing Officer of National 4-H Council, will succeed Pam Iorio’s position as BBBSA’s president and CEO after her decision to retire.  With 25 years of leadership experience in the […]