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  • New Research highlights the impact of our programme     5 December 2014
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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.

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  • 3 x short insights into Big Brothers Big Sisters     24 November 2014

    Three short insights into the friendships between Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentors and their Little Brothers and Sisters.

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  • New Research highlights the impact of our programme     24 November 2014

    A new study on Big Brothers Big Sisters in Canada shows that mentored boys are 2x less likely to develop negative conducts like bullying, fighting, lying, cheating, or losing their temper (from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Study on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada).

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  • Breaking records     4 September 2013

    Last year was our best year ever! We saw an increase of 19% in the number of children and young people we were able to support through mentoring. 731 children and young people in our programmes across New Zealand last year benefited from the support and guidance of a Big Brother or Big Sister. Donors like you make this all possible. Thank you! Donating online is the fastest, easiest way to join the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission and help a child. Your financial support allows us to keep doing what we do: empowering kids in your community

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  • Start a child on the road to success!     3 February 2011

    ""I want to be the first one in my family to finish college"" says Little Sister to her Big Sister. Now that is about as good as it gets don't you think? Big Brothers Big Sisters holds itself accountable for and is able to measure specific youth outcomes - educational achievement, avoidance of risky behaviors (especially youth offending), higher self-esteem, confidence and ability to relate to others. Big Brothers Big Sisters, an international network of volunteer (supported by professional staff) mentors, cites longstanding independent research that proves quality mentoring is an important part of the equation for school success. As more parents and schools seek quality mentoring support, the network reminds supporters that increased funding is needed to carefully make matches and to provide ongoing support that helps sustain mentoring relationships in order for them to have successful outcomes.

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