Award and Honors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest:

Proud to Have Earned These Honors, Accolades, and Recognitions

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF AMERICA (BBBSA) QUALITY AWARD (2016). For the third year in a row, our agency was one of only a handful of BBBS affiliates across the country to receive the National Quality AwardThis award recognizes agencies that exceed national averages in match retention, average match length, and match support for volunteers.

 

 




BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF AMERICA (BBBSA) GOLD STANDARD AWARD (2015). One of only 20 BBBS affiliates, only 6% of all affiliates, across the country to receive the annual Gold Standard Award. This award recognizes agencies that exceed national averages in match retention, average match length, and match support for volunteers. The award also recognizes outstanding financial performance by organizations in sustaining its operations. Read more about this prestigious award here. 

 

 


 BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF AMERICA (BBBSA) QUALITY AWARD (2014). One of only 34 BBBS affiliates across the country to receive the annual Quality Award. This award recognizes agencies that exceed national averages in match retention, average match length, and match support for volunteers.

 

 


 QUALITY-BASED MEMBER AFFILIATE OF MASS MENTORING PARTNERSHIP (2011-present). Our agency is proud to be designated and certified as "Quality-Based Member" within the network associated with the statewide Mass Mentoring Partnership.

 

 

 


 RECOGNIZED BY INDUSTRY LEADERS FOR AVERAGE MATCH LENGTH (AML), an important metric when assessing mentoring outcomes. One of the most important and crucial measurements for assessing successful mentoring services is Average Match Length (AML), the metric that determines duration of matches made by an agency. Research has determined that the longer a child is matched with a mentor, the better social, educational, and emotional outcomes are for the child. How does our agency stack up? Our AML for community programs in 2014 was nearly 36 months, as compared to the national average of 28 months. For our site-based programs, our agency had an AML of 21.3 months, as compared to the national average of 15.7 months. 

 


 1 OUT OF ONLY 3 LOCAL AGENCIES TO HAVE BEEN AWARDED AN INCREASE IN FUNDING from the United Way of Central Massachusetts. During the last competitive grant cycle (which included nearly 100 applications), our agency was one of only three local funded organizations to have earned an increase (15%) in grant funding, signifying both the need for our services, and the confidence funders have in our ability to meet those needs.