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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State nationally recognized

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BIG BROTHERS Big Sisters of the Ocean State was one of 13 agencies to receive the “Gold Standard Award” from the National Leadership Council of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Above, BBOS Executive Director Deborah Saunders and Victor Preciado, bilingual coordinator, discuss a new program for children of military personnel.
Posted 4/19/12

CRANSTON – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State was one of 13 agencies to receive the “Gold Standard Award” from the National Leadership Council of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nonprofit announced Thursday.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is now a finalist for the Agency of the Year Award, to be presented in Washington in June.

“The Gold Standard Award is presented annually to those agencies who maintain and exceed a rigorous set of criteria, which includes growth in matching boys and girls with new mentors, exceptional retention rates in both the community-based and site-based programs, and providing consistent and outstanding service and support to the agencies existing matches,” according to a release.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State has been serving the Rhode Island area through mentoring and donations for 45 years.

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