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.
Bronwyn, thank you so much for your kindness and your generosity. It goes a long way in supporting our Mentoring Coordinators and Supervisors in training and supporting our volunteer Mentors and in turn changing the lives of some fantastic young people! We appreciate you.
Thank you so much Matt! We really appreciate your generosity, especially at these times! It is a huge encouragement to us! The BBBS NZ Team
Hi Jane, Thank you so much for your support of our Mentors in Wellington! It means so much to know that everyone is championing the incredible work that they do! The BBBS National Team
Morena Zak! Thank you so much for this incredible donation and for acknowledging that during this difficult time for so many there are little ways we can all continue to support each other! Our matches need support now more than ever and your generosity allows us to continue to offer that through our incredible Mentors! Thanks so much! The BBBSNZ Team
Morena David, Thank you so much for this incredible donation and for acknowledging that during this difficult time for so many there are little ways we can all continue to support each other! Our matches need support now more than ever and your generosity allows us to continue to offer that through our incredible Mentors! Thanks so much! The BBBSNZ Team