Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children and young people aged 6 to 12 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships.
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 750 children each year in 13 different locations:
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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.
Morena Ben! Thank you so so much for this extremely generous gift. We totally hear you about having the programme in Northland - we would LOVE to see that too.... There is a little bit of ground work required to get it off the ground - but as the other 13 regions have proven... it is TOTALLY possible. It would be a few months in the making and requires some passionate volunteers to start a steering committee, with the goal of recruiting a governance board, then the fun job of secure some funding. It is an extremely rewarding process to be apart of - there is nothing like working with a team of like-minded people, passionate about the impact of mentoring and about the young people in the community... Keep in touch if you know of anyone! Rachel and the BBBS Team
Thank you so much for this incredible donation! It means so much to know that we have supporters who understand the amazing thing our mentors do for the young people involved in our programme. The stories are endless and so encouraging - and they are all made possible because of generous people like yourself! Thanks again for all of us at BBBS.
Wow Team ACC! What a wonderful way to celebrate International Friendship Day - we love the outward expression and simplicity of just giving a little something to really make someones day! It is what our Mentors are ALL about! Thank you so much for the generous donation towards our programme, it is invaluable to our staff, our mentors and our young people, to have your support! Ngā mihi maioha Rachel and the BBBS of NZ Team
Morena and a HUGE thank you for believing in the power of mentoring. Your generosity will help us to seek out incredible volunteer mentors and match them will a really well needing and well deserving young person in the Auckland region... So, KNOW that you are really helping to make an amazing difference! The BBBS Team
Hi Team... this is AMAZING and I know the Christchurch branch will be super excited and in touch soon enough to thank you personally! We really appreciate being selected - a HUGE thank you to all those who voted for BBBS!