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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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.
Thank you Sean! This is one extra special donation and we are so glad to see the book getting into the hands of others! It means the world and we absolutely love you! the BBBS Team
Hi @Collected.NZ! From all of us at BBBS we want to say a MASSIVE thankyou for your ongoing support and incredible generosity. Know that you are helping encourage some fantastic Rangatahi all over Aotearoa! Ngā mihi nui
Hi Warren! Thank you so much for your incredible donation. We believe passionately in the impact our mentors have in the lives of the young people involved in our programme and generosity like yours is what makes it all possible. Thank you for helping to ignite youth potential in Aotearoa!
A massive thank you to Marieke and her wonderful friends for 'paying it forward' and helping to support so many fantastic kids with a quality mentor! Ngā mihi nui! The BBBS of NZ Team