Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

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Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children and young people aged 6 to 18 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 900 children each year in 11 different locations:

North Island

Hamilton

Taranaki

Hawke's Bay

Rotorua

Tamaki-nui-a-Rua (Dannevirke/Tararua)

Manawatu

South Island

Nelson

Buller

Westland

North Canterbury

Christchurch

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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.

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This organisation page was created on 29 Oct 2009.

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