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Growing up is tough. Some kids have it even tougher. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. By developing positive relationships with adult mentors that have direct and lasting effects in their lives, we help young people to beat the odds - giving them greater confidence, the ability to make healthier choices, and stronger relationships overall. Youth in our program achieve greater academic success and also give back to their communities. In fact, third party research confirms that children who are mentored through BBBS are: *46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs *27% less likely to begin using alcohol *52% less likely to skip school
Provides professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships in the community, at school, and in site-based programs for youth ages 7-18 throughout Orange County .
Recruits, screens, and trains adult volunteer mentors; provides support for, and ensures safety, quality, and longevity of matches; partners with parents/guardians, volunteers, and community supporters to sustain and grow mentoring relationshps for Orange County youth in need.