Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sangamon County

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Nationally, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has been helping children reach their potential through one-to-one mentoring relationships for more than 100 years. Today, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves more than 200,000 children in 5,000 communities across all 50 states. 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.  An independent study by  Public/Private Ventures (P/PV)  demonstrates compelling evidence that the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ model of mentoring works. The study shows 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.

 

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