100 Men in 100 Days

100 Men in 100 Days

Grant Year: 2014 | Focus Area: Family | Grant Amount: $102,500 | Grant Status: Completed

100 Men in 100 Days

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, Inc.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.


http://www.bbbsnwfl.org/site

Project Description

Fund a challenge to local men to “Man up and Be a Mentor” with a goal of recruiting 100 new volunteer mentors in 100 days. BBBS will utilize a marketing campaign including print, television, radio, billboards, social media, and community events. BBBS will form an “IMPACT council of community leaders” and an “IMPACT council of male Big Brothers” to help kick off the campaign and work with them throughout the project period on targeting volunteer efforts.

Community Impact

A mentor can expand a boy’s view of what it means to be a man. Teaching a young boy how to become a man involves more than just being there. Expected impact on boys matched and the overall community includes an increase in educational achievements, decrease in the number of children getting involved in the juvenile justice system, decrease in crime rate in our community, increase in the number of children served through BBBS and increase community awareness of BBBS and the impact they achieve.