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Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, Inc.

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Causes: Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: Our mission is to ignite girls’ passion and power to succeed through positive mentoring relationships with women and enrichment programs that support girls’ healthy development. Ultimately, our vision is to create a mentor-rich community in which every girl has access to the individual nurturing, guidance, and support she needs to become a confident, competent and caring adult.

Results: Our mentoring has a significant, positive impact on girls’ lives across a broad spectrum of developmental outcomes. We measure success of current Little Sisters with an evidenced-based tool designed by Jean Rhodes of UMass Boston's Donahue Institute; and we partner with researchers and experts to further knowledge and improve practice in the field of mentoring. See our website for specific, numeric results.

Target demographics: girls age 7-20

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,700 girls

Geographic areas served: Greater Boston

Programs: gender-sensitive mentoring, skill-building workshops, and educational and recreational activities that broaden girls' horizons.

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Rating: 5

I've been matched with my Little Sister since she was 11 years old, and she's now 16. We've both gotten so much out of the relationship...her family has made me feel so welcome, and we've both gotten to experience so many new activities together. It's been so great to see her blossom into a confident young woman! The organization provides great support, with social workers checking in with us regularly. We also attended an overnight retreat that had great educational content for teen girls around self-esteem, sex, and other hot topics that I might have felt uncomfortable addressing without their assistance and education. I love that the organization is focused solely on girls and their unique developmental and mentoring needs.