ST. CLOUD (WJON News) -- Central Minnesota Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has won two national awards. The organization has won the Growth Award for program excellence, and a Bronze Biggie Award for its 2023 annual report at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Conference this week.

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Photo 1 Courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Photo 2 by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo 1 Courtesy of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Photo 2 by Isaac Schweer, WJON

The Growth Award recognizes the branches that have demonstrated a rise in the number of mentors, mentees, Bigs, and Littles who are matched year over year. The Biggie Award is given to the top three marketing pieces across the country each year.

Central Minnesota BBBS Executive Director Jackie Johnson says she is proud of their board and staff for making quality programming a priority for their local kids and their hard work means a brighter future for kids. It is the 2nd Biggie Award for the agency in the last three years having won in 2021 for its annual report as well.



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