About Us

About Us

OUR MISSION IS URGENT AND ESSENTIAL

Big Brothers Sisters Gulf Coast has been mentoring the youth of Galveston County since 1975. As an affiliate agency of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, we are part of the oldest and largest one-to-one mentoring organization in the country.

 

We believe we are stronger together, and our attention is focused on connecting the community through mentoring. By working with volunteers, parents, and children, we are quietly delivering amazing results.

 

 

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OUR MISSION

The mission of

is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

 

 

OUR VISION

The vision of Big Brothers Big Sisters Gulf Coast is for all youth to achieve their full potential. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in Galveston County and eastern Brazoria County, we are accountable for each child in our program achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. Collectively, we are contributing to better schools, brighter futures and stronger communities for all.

 

6 STEPS TO BECOMING A BIG

Interested in becoming a big? Please click here to read the 6 essential steps to becoming a huge part of a little’s life.

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Staff

 

Jessica Yellen, Executive Director/CEO

 

Helga Patterson, Program Director

 

America Blackmon, Match Support Specialist

 

Cora Moore, Community Outreach Coordinator

 

 

Board of Directors 2024-2025

Cynthia Smith, President

 

Marie Robb, Vice-President

 

Steven Conner, Treasurer

 

Mary Dickson, Past President

 

Maurice Harrell, Board Secretary

 

D’Lorah Berry

 

Shanice Blair

 

Laurie Boeh

 

Gloria Diaz

 

Harriet Dues

 

Rejone Edwards

 

Pamela Gabriel

 

Bubba Gates

 

Steve Mataro

 

Marilyn McFatridge

 

Karen Owen

 

Janice Pierson

 

Bob Senter

 

 

Board Advisory Committee Members

 

Susan Broll

 

Chris Delesandri

 

H. Ross Grief

 

Michael J. Guarino, II

 

Carol Kappler

 

J. Scott Kusnerik

 

Colleen Laine

 

Frances Powell

 

Douglas Rogers

 

Jim Schweitzer

 

Marc Shabot

 

Lindsey White

 

Brenda Weber