To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
BBBSOK’s community-based mentoring program allows Bigs to provide their Littles individualized time and attention on a regular basis, typically 2-4 times per month for 2-3 hours each time, sharing simple activities they both enjoy. They develop a trusting, caring relationship that provides an outlet for the Little and a model of how to handle everyday challenges. Over the course of time, our Littles gain confidence, nurture new skills and competencies, and develop an enhanced capacity to care for others.
BBBSOK’s school or site-based mentoring program allow Bigs to offer the same individualized time and attention to Littles on a consistent basis at the Little’s school or after-school program like Boys & Girls Club. Bigs and Littles meet weekly during school hours and utilize school resources such as the computer lab, library, gym, classroom, or playground. The Big-Little relationship promotes a positive school experience for the child: good attendance, positive peer and adult relationships, a positive attitude and academic achievement. Ideally, matches continue from one school-year to the next. During school breaks, the volunteer and child are encouraged to maintain their relationship through e-mails, letters or phone calls.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
United Way of Central Oklahoma creates lasting changes in people's lives right here in our community. No longer just a fundraising organization, today United Way is on the front lines of some of our community's most pressing problems through the work of 60 agencies.
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