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July 10, 2017 - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County Selected as a Big Brothers Big Sisters 2016 Gold Standard Award Winner

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County
David Beturne, Executive Director
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County Selected as a Big Brothers Big Sisters 2016 Gold Standard Award Winner
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County Honored for Leadership, Growth and Dedication to Helping Area Youth


David Beturne, Executive Director
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County
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July 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield, MA – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County, the area’s premier youth mentoring agency, has been selected to receive a 2016 Gold Standard Award by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in recognition of its commitment to program quality. The agency celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017.

The Gold Standard Award recognizes the agencies that have increased their revenue by at least 5 percent and grown the number of matches, year over year. Out of more than 300 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies nationwide, the Hampden County agency was one of only 16 agencies to receive the award.

“We are incredibly proud of the high-quality mentoring support we provide, year after year, to so many kids in our area,” said David Beturne, Executive Director, who was presented with the award at the Big Brothers Big Sisters national conference in San Diego on Monday, June 26. “Our mentors have profound impacts on the lives of Hampden County youth, and we are honored to be able to work with and support such a dedicated group of volunteers.”

“Earning this award shows the commitment of not only Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County but also the whole community, including donors, board members, and staff,” said Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. “We thank Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County for pursuing growth and quality to serve more children throughout the region.”

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County
Since 1967, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County has provided one-to-one mentoring services to at-risk youth, primarily from single-parent, low-income families in Hampden County plus the towns of South Hadley and Granby. The non-profit agency is a full member agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, meeting the more than 150 required standards and procedures for full member status. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County is the area’s premier mentoring agency, providing consistently high-quality services with measurable impact. Learn more at www.bigbrothers-sisters.org

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters ensures that the children in its program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 113-year history. With over 300 affiliates across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served more than 2 million children (“Littles”) in the past 10 years. Learn more at www.bbbs.org.

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