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Big Brothers Big Sisters enables life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people
We believe every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, both as individuals and citizens - that by doing so, they will not only do well, they will also do good.
We believe that by changing the course of young lives, we can in turn be changing the course of a community’s future. It could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment, or to safer schools and neighbourhoods. It could lead to a renewed optimism for growth, or could even lead to change on a broader, more far-reaching scale.
We believe that opening a child’s eyes to what is, opens their mind to what could be.
For nearly one hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of our nation’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs. One-to-one and group programs for both in and outside of school ensure there's a program suited to everyone!
Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family, peers and community. Each time we pair a child with a mentor or introduce a group of students to an in-school program, we start something incredible - a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment.
Whether it’s in the form of time or money there is no more important investment we as individuals can make than in helping our nation’s children realize - and share - their full potential.