Our designation as a Science Based Prevention Program was based on national studies of community and site-based Big Brother Big Sister programs, which concluded that Big Brothers Big Sisters mentored children, were:
- 46% less likely than peers to begin illegal drug use,
- 27% less likely than peers to start drinking alcohol,
- 52% less likely to skip a day of school,
- 33% less likely than peers to hit someone and
- 33% more likely to report that they trusted their parents and felt supported by parents and friends.
BBBSFC’s Outcome Evaluations of matched children have shown that both parents and mentors report additional positive changes in mentees, such as:
- more positive peer relationships,
- a more positive attitude toward school and
- a higher desire to excel in school and participate in extracurricular activities.
Every time you donate money or time to Big Brothers Big Sisters,
you help a child reach their potential.