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

Posted by: Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

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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Jenny on 28 Sep 2020
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

Hi Jenny! Thank you so much for this incredibly generous donation. What you have invested into is something quite special and quite significant. Our thanks will never express that enough but please know that you are a vital part in our mentors helping to ignite youth potential for some of the coolest kids in NZ! Ngā mihi nui! The BBBS of NZ Team

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Sarah on 23 Sep 2020
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

Thank you so much for helping us to ignite youth potential by supporting our incredible mentors!

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Chris on 06 Sep 2020
Happy Father's Day Steve!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

Kia Ora Steve! Thanks so much for thinking of others on Fathers Day and for championing our mentors and the incredible young people involved in our programme! Ngā mihi nui the BBBSNZ Team

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Miranda on 10 Aug 2020
What a wonderful organisation! Mentoring can be so powerful and impactful in young people’s lifes. Thank you for all the great work you are doing!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand

Kia Ora Miranda! Firstly, thank you for recognising the incredible impact that mentoring does have on a young persons life, we are fortunate enough to see it first hand, we think our Mentors are incredible but we also know that it is the generosity of whole communities that make it possible. So... THANK YOU for your generosity and support!

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Scott on 23 Jul 2020

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