Impact on a Child
Research confirms that quality BBBS mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations.
Said to have adults who care and look out for them is very important to helping them achieve their goals.
Said they learned right from wrong from their Big
Reported doing better in school because of their Big
Agreed their Big kept them from dropping out
of high school
Said too many bad influences leading kids in the wrong direction is a problem in their neighborhood.
less likely to get involved in illegal drugs
Said their relationship with their Big has helped them make better choices throughout their adult life.
more likely to enroll in college
less likely to start drinking.
Impact on a Volunteer
Mentoring relationships are a shared opportunity for learning and growth. Many Bigs say that the rewards they gain are just as substantial as the ones gained by their Littles.
Volunteers have fun in their communities
Achieve personal growth and learn more about themselves
Improve their self-esteem and feel they are making a difference
Gain a better understanding of other cultures and develop a greater appreciation for diversity
Feel more productive and have a better attitude at work
Enhance their relationships with their own children