Big Sister Little Sister Mentoring Program Named “2018 TOP-RATED NONPROFIT” by GreatNonprofits

Published: Mon Aug 20 2018

Big Sister Little Sister (BSLS) Mentoring Program announced today it has been named a "2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit" by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews and ratings of charities and nonprofits. The reviews and ratings are reported from donors, volunteers and members of the organization.

BSLS provides hands on mentorship to all women in Texas, Florida and Michigan. Moreover, working professionals and entrepreneurs can now globally join BSLS as a professional mentor. BSLS is a mentoring program that promotes life skills, self-esteem, confidence, trust, and social appropriateness. BSLS strives to make a positive and lasting impact in schools, college campuses and in communities globally in the lives of women of all ages. While our focuses are girls and women we host many events for all community members.

"We are honored to be named a 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit and 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar," says Aneisha Hughes, Founder and CEO, BSLS. We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including providing care packages for more than 360 homeless women; giving away a scholarship to a graduating high school senior; providing a safe, interactive and fun learning environment filled with games and food for more than 300 kids in an underserving and overlooked community; and being nominated and featured in publications.

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is the based on the rating and number of reviews that Big Sister Little Sister Mentoring Program received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients: "BSLS is a premier mentoring organization for young women. As a volunteer and donor, I have been pleased with the quality of programming and community service endeavors. If you are looking for an organization to support, look no further. My wife and I will continue to support BSLS with time and monetary donations," said Dr. BDH. "This organization gave me a means to enhance the development of my leadership and provide mentorship to young women. Since my undergrad years, I've seen the organization grow to make more impactful strides in the lives of young women. It's refreshing to see a group so committed to their development & helping these future leaders hone in on their skills and passions," said former member, Janai Clabon.

"Big Sister Little Sister (BSLS) Mentoring Program is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community," said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, "Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with BSLS."
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About Big Sister Little Sister (BSLS) Mentoring Program
BSLS is set on a mission "To inspire all women to remain empowered, excel academically, aspire to be self- sufficient while being and having a mentor that will hold you accountable to live life with a purpose." Visit for more information.

Top 5 things BSLS provide:
1. Mentorship & Fellowship
2. Community Service & Engagement
3. Education & Awareness
4. Professional & Career Development
5. Wellness (Mental, Physical, Emotional, Financial and Spiritual Health)

1. 100% members are paired with a big sister and (TBD) % are paired with a professional mentor
2. 87% have over 60 community service hours
3. 91% graduation rate
4. 74% of members graduate with a job opportunity, find a job within a year of graduation and/or start their own business

- BSLS serves over 1,000 children annually in various states
- BSLS serves over 800 women annually in various states
- BSLS also serves homeless, low-income, abused women and children

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Aneisha Hughes
Founder & CEO
Big Sister Little Sister Mentoring Program

Perla Ni
Great Nonprofits

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