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.
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!
Thank you so much for your thoughtful donation and for showing your support for the programme and our young people! It means a lot to have support from our local communities.
Thank you for your incredibly donation for our Manawatu programme. It will directly help provide a young person with a trusted adult role model and to have opportunities to experience success and overcome adversities with the support of an incredibly community - so THANK YOU!