Mission: The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.
Results: 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.
Programs: To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Big Brothers Big Sisters across the country is a great program. But, I note that contrary to being transparent this organization uses a professional fundraiser to raise, like over $5M dollars, in funds and nets about $4.5M in expenses to show $560,124 in "cost free" contributions. They actually spend about 4 times as much on fundraising as on program. Pages 1, 4, 5, 10, 11