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Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc. will create successful mentoring relationships for all children in the service region who need and desire them resulting in individuals who will have brighter futures and make a positive impact in their schools, their workplace, and their communities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Services, Inc. exists to empower children to reach their potential by continuously recruiting, developing, and training mentors to provide professionally supported, one-to-one Big Brother and Big Sisters relationships.
Big Brothers Big Sisters one-to-one mentoring makes a huge difference for the youth it serves. Research consistently demonstrates that Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring helps at-risk youth overcome the many challenges they face. The most compelling evidence was found by Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) , showing that Little Brothers and Little Sisters are:
- 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs;
- 27% less likely to begin using alcohol;
- 52% less likely to skip school;
- 37% less likely to skip class;
- More confident in their schoolwork performance;
- Able to get along better with their families.