Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County andamp; North Lake Tahoe wins Gold Standard Award | SierraSun.com

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County andamp; North Lake Tahoe wins Gold Standard Award

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County andamp; North Lake Tahoe (BBBSNC) is proud to announce it is among the small number of agencies selected by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for the prestigious Gold Standard Award.The Gold Standard Award is given to top-performing agencies in terms of number of children matched with caring adult mentors, growth in revenue and match closure rates. BBBSNC was one of 22 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies, out of more than 400 nationwide, to receive this award.In 2009, BBBSNC served 58 percent more children than in 2008, grew its revenue by 37 percent over 2008 levels and had a match closure rate of 23 percent (compared to the national average of 36 percent).andamp;#8220;It is a great honor to receive this kind of recognition from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America,andamp;#8221; said Dena Valin, executive director for BBBSNC. andamp;#8220;I know first-hand that it took a lot of hard work by all of our staff and our dedicated volunteers to make this happen, and I’d like to say andamp;#8216;thank you’ to everyone who has helped make this a stellar organization.andamp;#8221;The Gold Standard recognition also makes BBBSNC eligible for consideration for Agency of the Year and/or Board of the Year andamp;#8212; titles which will be announced at this year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters Leadership Summit in Atlanta, Ga. June 15-16.Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County andamp; North Lake Tahoe is a chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, a national nonprofit agency dedicated to providing quality mentoring to at-risk children and youth since 1904. BBBSNC was founded in 1981 and serves children in all of Nevada County, as well as the North Lake Tahoe region, including the communities of Kings Beach and Tahoe City. Their vision is to provide successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all. For more information, visit http://www.bigsofnc.org.andamp;#8212; Submitted to the Sun by Paul Raymore, board member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County andamp; North Lake Tahoe