Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint has been serving Genesee County youth for nearly 70 years. Locally, the Big Brother concept began to develop in the 1930s through the efforts of Frank Manley, well-known as the originator of the concept of Community Education. In 2004, a Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program (AMACHI) was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. In 2010, the agency purchased the Agency Information Management (AIM) database. The Office of Juvenile Justice provided pass-through funding from BBBSA to provide services to high risk youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters will celebrate 70 years in 2014.