Learn More About How Your Donations Help

We believe that changing the course of young lives can change our community’s future. It can’t happen without your support, though. Your donation matters, and with your support we’re able to make a positive impact on the lives of children and youth.

The Mentoring Effect

Important Financial Support

Financial support for Big Brothers Big Sisters programs lets us carefully screen and match Bigs and Littles, ensuring strong mentoring relationships that make a difference. With your support, we’re also able to provide professional management necessary to keep these relationships going strong.

Fostering Good Citizens

Littles achieve positive outcomes in life skills and general well-being. Mentoring helps kids stay in school, which in turn leads to a reduction in poverty and unemployment. A positive role-model goes a long way towards reducing bullying, which creates safer schools and neighborhoods.

Investing in Society

Studies have shown that former Littles will, on average, earn $315,000 more during the course of their working lives. In fact, Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program participants are also significantly more likely to give generously to charity or volunteer their time for community service. And because they’re more likely to earn more, that puts more dollars back into the community.

We’re committed to putting children on a path of lifelong success. To achieve this goal, our programs focus on:

  • Educational achievement
  • Preventing risky and delinquent behaviours
  • Higher self-esteem, confidence, and the ability to relate to others

By working with donors, partners, volunteers, families, and children, we know we can find collaborative solutions to challenges facing our country’s children and communities.