Ever wanted to be a mentor and have your own mentee? Big Brothers Big Sisters (BB BS), a nationally recognized program that happens to be CitySolve Urban Race Denver’s charity partner for this year, provide at-risk children with adult mentors who provide a strong and enduring one-to-one relationships. The program aims for each child in it to pursue educational opportunities, have higher aspirations and confidence, and form positive relationships. Up until this date, BB BS of Colorado have supported 1,430 one-to-one mentoring in Denver.
BB BS of America was founded in 1904 in New York City. BB BS of Colorado was founded in 1918 by Claude Blake, who recognized that the wartime conditions affected many young boys in his community and that they needed guidance. Since then, BB BS of Colorado has become one of the largest youth mentoring programs in the state.
Many organizations such as the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorrado, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Dropout Prevention Center, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Children’s Defense Fund, and Forbes have applauded the efforts and impact BB BS has had on Colorado’s youth.