How We Do Our Work

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Advocacy

At Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida, we believe in the power of collaboration and collective impact. Across the state we take on the challenge of educating our local and state public officials, as well as our corporate partners, about what a difference a mentor can make in a child’s life.

Through our years of experience building relationships with changemakers and policymakers, and using credible research, we have witnessed a growing understanding that a young person can make significant academic and emotional strides when he or she has the benefit of a one-to-one mentoring relationship.

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Legislative Day on the Hill

BBBSAF organizes an annual “Legislative Day on the Hill,” in Tallahassee held during the State legislative session for our local affiliates. This is an opportunity for agency leaders and board members to share accomplishments and highlights with their elected officials.

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Professional Development

Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida hosts a statewide conference that brings together executives, direct service staff, and board members from all our affiliates.

These annual convenings offer a variety of trainings, ranging from program implementation and reporting, to fundraising and board development, to management and human resource trainings. Participants also share best practices that they have determined to be successful. Typically held for three days, these conferences are a time for learning, collaboration, and relationship-building.

FUND DEVELOPMENT

Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida serves as the lead organizer and manager of over $7,000,000 in State funding that is distributed each year to local affiliates. Through our work with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and the Florida Department of Transportation, we garner funds that are used for direct services, as well as, leveraged to expand program offerings.

We also engage corporations and private donors to secure support for our work and cause-related efforts.

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Make a Difference

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Did you know?

BBBSAF also facilitates a license plate program with the State of Florida that spreads awareness about BBBSAF and mentoring, while it also provides a much-needed revenue stream.

Show Your Support

To get your Specialty License Plate, visit your local county tax collector’s office.