Phone:

802-689-0092

Offices located in:

Brattleboro, Burlington and Newport

Direct all mail to:

PO Box 1729

Brattleboro, VT 05302

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.

93%

Said to have adults who care and look out for them is very important to helping them achieve their goals.

90%

Said they learned right from wrong from their Big

77%

Reported doing better in school because of their Big

52%

Agreed their Big kept them from dropping out

of high school

58%

Said too many bad influences leading kids in the wrong direction is a problem in their neighborhood.

42%

less likely to get involved in illegal drugs

86%

Said their relationship with their Big has helped them make better choices throughout their adult life.

55%

more likely to enroll in college

27%

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