Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County used their Go Grant to update their marketing materials and rebrand to promote recruitment of additional "Bigs".
Who Does BBBS Help?
Staff and volunteers facilitate one-to-one mentor matches with qualified adults and at-risk youth in Yellowstone County.
Yellowstone County 2018 stats:
- 36 Community Matches
- 38 Children waiting for a mentor
- 25 School Matches
- Each high school student mentors 2 children in the Laurel School District
- 13 Lunch Buddies
- Partnership with Rocky Mountain College, Highland and Lockwood
- 99 Children served
Children facing adversity become responsible, productive citizens able to achieve lifelong success, benefiting families, communities, schools, and businesses.
- Educational Success – Little attends school, performs better and is more likely to graduate
- Attitudes and Competencies – Little has higher aspirations, gains confidence to overcome challenges, and improves relationships with others
- Risky Behavior Avoidance – Little avoids risky behaviors, delinquency and juvenile justice system
Use of Grant Funds
With proper marketing an updated branding, BBBS will be able to reach their greatest potential for Yellowstone County. Through awareness, they can better recruit volunteers, meet the needs of the many kids on their waiting list, and inspire the generosity of both current and prospective donors.
- Updating and replacing van decals
- Used for AmeriCorps Jesuit Vista.
- Serves as the volunteer’s sole source of transportation to and from the Laurel School Program
- The only official vehicle of the organization.
- Current decals were applied in an unsafe manner, covering the back and side windows and limiting visibility for the driver.
- Updated brochures and mailing inserts.
- To be given out at events, used for donor appreciation letters, displayed at our office, ect.
- Branded shirts for volunteers
- Raising brand awareness and recognition in the community.
- Tabling supplies for public events, conferences, and opportunities as they arise
- Raising public awareness to advance the number of youth they are able to mentor and support in the community.
- Tablecloths, banners, and signs.