Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

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

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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:

North Island




Hawke's Bay




South Island


North Canterbury





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New Research highlights the impact of our programme  5 December 2014

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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  • Freya

    Freya on 10 Jan 2020



    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

      Hi Freya, Thank you so much for this wonderful gift to our programme and ultimately to the young people who get to have a special adult role model in their life! None of what we are able to do would be possible without big hearts like yours - so THANK YOU so much! Kindest regards, Rachel and the BBBS Team

  • Andrew

    Andrew on 25 Dec 2019



    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

      Hi Andrew! Thank you so much for your incredible generosity towards our mentoring programme. Our mentors have such a special part to play in the lives of so many young people across the country - and that is only ONLY possible through the generosity of community supporters - such as yourself and the dedication and time volunteered by our mentors - so THANK YOU so much! Rachel and the BBBS Team

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 25 Dec 2019



    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

      Kia Ora Craig! Happy New Year and thank you so much for your wonderful contribution to our mentoring programme. It means the world to our staff, mentors and young people to have such great community support! Kind regards, Rachel and the BBBS Team

  • Murray Henderson

    Murray Henderson on 18 Dec 2019



    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

      Hi Murray! Firstly, sorry for the delay in acknowledging your wonderful gift to our mentoring programme - we have just returned from our end of year break! Your donation is incredible and we are so grateful for your support! Thank you for your generosity! Rachel and the BBBS Team, Mentors and our young people!

  • Ravensdown

    Ravensdown on 09 Dec 2019


    From Jono Love and Julian Chee at Ravensdown's Napier Works.


    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

      To John, Julian and the amazing team at Ravensdown Napier Works - THANK YOU for this incredibly generous contribution to our Wellington Branch. As you well know the Wellington branch is a committed and passionate team and are having such an amazing impact. The mentors there are dedicated to the young people and support like this shows the wider support of the community! We thank you for rallying your support behind them and championing them on to even greater things! Ngā mihi nui - Rachel and the BBBS National Team

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