Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado is proud to announce the hiring of Jenn Bartlett as the new Executive Director of the organization. Jenn comes most recently from Conservation Legacy as the Director Human Resources & Staff Development where the national non-profit serves local communities and public lands while engaging young people through AmeriCorps. Jenn has served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters in past years and is most importantly a Big Sister. She has worked within our local Boys & Girls Clubs, the Southern Ute Community Action Programs and has sat on various other boards and committees in the community supporting youth and leadership development, since grounding herself here in 2004.
Jenn will succeed current Big Brother and Executive Director Paul Plvan, who has served in his role for 3 ½ years as he will be retiring. Paul will continue to support the organization as a mentor, volunteer and advisor and is excited about the hiring of Jenn. Plvan states “I’ve known Jenn ever since I’ve been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters at the administrative level. I don’t know of anyone who represents such a perfect match to continue our work advocating for children in Southwest Colorado. Between Jenn, myself, our incredible mentor volunteers, the staff and a vibrant Board of Directors we aim to help as many children as possible, changing their lives for the better, forever!”
Jenn is expected to begin her new role this May and is looking forward to connecting with those that serve and support our Matches. In addition, she’s excited to foster further collaboration between new and existing partnerships that can lead our youth toward positive opportunities and ultimately successful lives. For more information about our new leadership and opportunities to support the youth of our area, visit us at bbig.org,
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado – Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) provides one-to-one mentors for children facing adversity in their personal, social, and academic lives. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever! Our measurable goals are focused in areas that have a positive impact in a child’s life: increased self-confidence, improved academic performance, increased interest in learning, and stronger, positive relationships with humankind.
If interested in volunteering, please visit: https://bbig.org/become-a-mentor/