Grant sends 2 from BBBSNEW to national conference
Grant from Tyson Foods makes it possible
GREEN BAY, WI (Friday, Nov. 23, 2018)— Thanks to a grant from Tyson Foods, two members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin team attended the BBBS National Conference in June in St. Louis.
The event provided learning sessions, inspirational speakers and the exciting preview of the rebranded logo and messaging that was launched to the public Oct. 1.
“The conference was a great learning experience, and the connections we made to other agency leaders and the ideas exchanged are invaluable,” said Katie Hess, executive director. “We took home new concepts to create efficiencies that we were able to put into place almost immediately.”
One of those ideas is a software system called Acuity that allows the team of program specialists to schedule support calls with volunteers and families. The program is sure to improve match support contacts made, which inevitably improves outcomes for children, Hess said.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin is the premier youth mentoring organization serving Brown, Door and Shawano counties, recognized nationally for quality in 2017. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally-supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Founded in 1972, we are a 100 percent donor and volunteer supported nonprofit organization.
Joy Wick, Marketing and Communications Director