Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children and young people aged 6 to 12 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships.

Nationwide

Research highlights the powerful, positive, lasting impact that mentors have on children’s lives.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters model of mentoring has been affirmed by rigorous, ongoing external evaluation. This independent research has shown the positive relationships between youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives.

With a proven track record of over 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters is the world’s largest mentoring programme helping over 280,000 children around the world reach their potential through professionally supported mentoring relationships.

Here in New Zealand Big Brothers Big Sisters supports around 950 children each year in 12 different locations:

North Island

Auckland

Hamilton

Taranaki

Hawke's Bay

Rotorua

Manawatu

Whakatane

Wellington

South Island

Nelson-Tasman

North Canterbury

Christchurch

Westland

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Latest update

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New Research highlights the impact of our programme  5 December 2014

Posted by: Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

Thanks for your support of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Your gift will make an incredible difference in a child's life and there is new research on Big Brothers Big Sisters to confirm this!

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Study in Canada has found some impressive results showing that boys with a mentor on our programme are less likely to exhibit a whole range of negative behaviours.

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 20 Jul 2021
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WOW! Thank you so much for this extremely generous donation and for helping supporting BBBS to keep providing more mentors for some pretty cool young people in NZ, young people who just need that special extra someone to believe in them! We wouldn't be able to do what we do without support like yours, so again with the deepest, heartfelt acknowledgement - we want to say ngā mihi nui (a big thank you).... The BBBSNZ Team

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 19 May 2021
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

Thank you so much for your incredible support! We really appreciate the way individuals and communities rally around our Mentoring matches! You are helping to ignite youth potential. Ngā mihi nui The BBBSNZ Team

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Theresa
Theresa on 06 May 2021
Great work :-)
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

Kia Ora Theresa! Thank you so much for the support and for helping our Mentors ignite youth potential in Āotearoa. We really appreciate it... The BBBSNZ Team

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Sean
Sean on 03 May 2021
Proceeds from One Long Summer book sales
$260.96
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

Thank you everyone who is purchasing this incredible book and thank you Sean for giving the proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters! Aroha nui The BBBSNZ Team

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@Collected.NZ
@Collected.NZ on 25 Apr 2021
With love from Collected.nz
$75
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

Hi Collected.nz whānau! Thank you so much for your ongoing support of our programme. Our mentors are greatly encouraged by all the like minded generous individuals and businesses that get behind the great thing they are doing for our young people! Ngā mihi nui! The BBBSNZ Team

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