FARGO – The Village Family Service Center is proud to announce that the Big Brothers Big Sisters Nationwide Leadership Council recognized Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village with a 2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Quality Award. Big Brothers Big Sisters is in its 51st year of serving Fargo-Moorhead’s children.
“I am so proud of our staff and volunteers for making quality programming a priority for our local children,” said Susan Smith, director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village. “Their hard work equates to more mentorship in Fargo, and a brighter future for area youth.”
In the past year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village has served 241 children by connecting them with supportive adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and supporting those mentoring relationships. The Quality Award recognizes BBBS of The Village for its excellent community programming. Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village provides community-based services as well as school-based services at Madison and Jefferson Elementary schools in Fargo.
“Each match between a Big and Little takes care and attention, and this Quality Award shows that Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village has done an outstanding job serving children in its community,” said Pam Iorio, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Out of more than 300 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies, The Village’s program is one of 36 that will be recognized as Quality Award Winners at the 2017 Big Brothers Big Sisters National Conference in San Diego, California, on June 27.
About The Village Family Service Center
The Village is based in Fargo and has offices in 15 communities across North Dakota and Minnesota. Its programs and services include counseling, addiction treatment, in-home family therapy, adoption services, pregnancy counseling, truancy intervention, financial counseling, employee assistance programs, business training, and mentoring, including Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Fargo-Moorhead community.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters ensures that the children in its program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 113-year history. With over 300 affiliates across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served more than 2 million children (“Littles”) in the past 10 years. Learn more at www.bbbs.org.