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

By Artis Stevens, 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. And yet, […]

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), 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 a hardship […]

[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

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 […]

Youth Mentoring More Critical Today Than In Recent History – Opinion

Co-written 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 Reporter, […]

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

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 positive youth […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Launches New Podcast Series Focused on Opioid Abuse Prevention

Big Brothers Big Sisters is launching a new podcast on opioid abuse prevention this month. The goal of this 10-episode series is to help decrease opioid usage among youth, as well as provide support for individuals affected by opioid abuse within their personal lives. Various experts and professionals from Big Brother Big Sister, Caron Treatment […]

BBBSA Teams Up with America’s Promise Alliance

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in response to recent events regarding violence against Black Americans, has joined America’s Promise Alliance to unite and call out injustices and the impacts systemic racism and trauma have on young people. The statement is available here – https://www.americaspromise.org/press-release/racial-trauma-and-young-people-why-we-cant-stay-silent

NMRC national quality member spotlight: BBBS Independence Region

Written by Abigail Ellis, National Mentoring Resource Center As the fourth largest agency in one of the oldest and most respected brands in the youth mentoring business, one might wonder why Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region enthusiastically engaged in a thorough quality assessment of their practices called NQMS or the National Quality Mentoring System. CEO Marcus Allen puts it […]

Youth with high stress need mentors carefully chosen to match with them

by Elizabeth Raposa, youthtoday.org In recent decades, youth mentoring programs have grown exponentially in popularity and have received increasing support from both private and public sources of funding. These programs have helped ensure that more youth have access to a close relationship with a caring adult, which can provide a wide array of benefits, including […]