Project Date: 2008
Project Lead: Beth Corven
Client: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska
Goldstream Group was hired by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska to write a State of Alaska Division of Behavioral Health Youth Mentoring proposal. BBBS received $1.1 million over three years to provide one-to-one mentoring between at-risk children and trained, screened and professionally supported volunteers. Mentors provide structured, friendship-based relationships with their little brothers and sisters that focus on the needs of the children, foster caring and support, and encourage children to develop to their fullest potential. BBBS reduces substance use and educational failure among children receiving mentoring services.