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Todd B.

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Review for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Bigs had a major influence on school life. More than three-quarters of grown Littles surveyed did better in school because of their Big, two-thirds agree that their Big helped them reach a higher level of education than they thought possibl...e, and half agree that their Big kept them from dropping out of high school…many alumni LIttles have achieved higher levels of education than their parents…and most went on to earn their four-year college degree or more. "Adult Little Research, Harris Interactive, March-April 2009"

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this orgainzation in so many ways. One such way is through learning my wife was a little sister many years ago. Hence, her passion for the work of the agency is heart felt because she really believes in the mission of professionally supported one-to-one mentoring. Her motivation is driving by giving children hope for a better future.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had to make changes to this orgainzation, I would ensure every agency has the personal and resources needed to do this very important work. It is painful to know some agencies have had to reduce their service areas due to funding or fulling engaged community leadership.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Director of Resource Development that recruits mentors and raise funding to make mentor matches.