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Donor of the Month: Accenture

Posted: October 29, 2017

Accenture is one of the world’s leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado (BBBSC) is proud to be an Accenture Skills to Succeed Partner, collaborating to ensure high school students in our community have the skills and support system needed to be successful in school, college and the workforce. Together we are equipping the next generation with the skills needed to succeed in post-secondary education and the workforce!

Accenture has been a BBBSC partner since 2016 and has invested $25,000 in BBBSC’s new innovative mentor2.0 program through the Accenture Skills to Succeed program which helps address the global need for skills that open doors to employment and economic opportunity. Additionally, Accenture employees volunteer their time as mentors to Sheridan High School mentor2.0 mentees.

Accenture’s Skills to Succeed draws upon two of Accenture’s unique capabilities: training talent and convening powerful partnerships to develop collaborative solutions. Accenture partners with mentor2.0 to accelerate the impact and continue to make a sustainable difference in the economic vitality and resilience of individuals, families and communities. The Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor2.0 curriculum is designed to transform volunteers into effective advocates for their mentees. The curriculum creates a baseline of conversations and activities for all matches. It covers non-cognitive skills necessary for college success such as perseverance, critical thinking, help seeking and self-advocacy, and optimism/excitement about the future. Mentor2.0 also covers college knowledge such as college selection, applications, and financial aid.

Accenture is dedicated to supporting BBBSC year-round and encourages their employees to get involved in various ways. Accenture has hosted a school supply drive, sports equipment drive, holiday gift drives and various employee mentor recruitment events, and hosted two mentor2.0 interns. Mentor2.0 students Grace and Jayce successfully completing a 15 week Accenture Skills to Succeed Internship Program. Both students worked at Accenture over this past summer as a Workplace Solutions Associate Intern and Technology Support Intern gaining valuable career skills and experience. Thank you Accenture for providing this internship experience and for all you do to support mentor2.0 and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado.

Accenture Employee Lorna & mentor2.0 mentee Abby

Accenture’s Heather Conley, mentor2.0 Interns Grace & Jayce and BBBSC mentor2.0 Coordinator Colin

Accenture’s Justin C. McCarthy and mentor2.0 mentee