Big Brothers Big Sisters Achieves Gold Standard Status

Big Brothers Big Sisters Achieves Gold Standard Status

News and Events - April 1, 2016

Honored for Leadership, Growth and Dedication to Helping Area Youth Erie, PA

(April 1, 2016) Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NW PA has been named a Gold Standard Agency by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The purpose of the award is to recognize the hard work of agency leadership and staff in providing high-quality programming for the children and families served.

The guidelines for being a Gold Standard Agency include:

  • Serving a minimum of 150 children and raising at least $150,000 in revenue
  • Achieving a Community-Based 12-month retention rate of 64% or higher
  • Increasing revenue by 5% or more

“We celebrate this award with the people and agencies across Erie County and the state of Pennsylvania who partner with us on a daily basis in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission,” said Paula Hayes, Program Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NW PA. “This kind of growth wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our program staff, advisory board, donors and volunteers.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NW PA is one of only 16 agencies across the United States to have achieved this elite distinction. There are 350 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies nationwide. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NW PA will be recognized for the Gold Standard Distinction at the June 2016 National Leadership Summit in Orlando, Florida.

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