OUR IMPACT

THE POWER OF OUR MISSION

We unite young people (Little) with caring positive adult role models (Bigs) in professionally supported one-to-one mentoring friendships.

Together they clear a path to success by breaking societal barriers, closing opportunity gaps, and overcoming adversities like poverty and identity-based discrimination.

When youth have a mentor, they are 52% more likely to stay in school.

Many Bigs report that their lives were changed for the better because of their Little.


MAXIMIZING SOCIAL IMPACT

Former Littles earn $315,000 more over the lifetime.
That means:.

$32,154

additional tax revenue


$49,819

increased disposable income

EACH TIME BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS PAIRS A CHILD WITH A ROLE MODEL, WE START SOMETHING INCREDIBLE

A one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. And thanks to the first-ever nationwide impact study of a mentoring organization, we have the facts to prove it.


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THE RESULTS

Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were:

  • 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 a class
  • 33% less likely to hit someone

They also found that the Littles were more confident of their performance in schoolwork and getting along better with their families.

“We have known all along that Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mentoring has a long-lasting, positive effect on children’s confidence, grades, and social skills,” affirms Mike Caughell, Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley’s Board Chair, “and the results of this impact study confirm that.”


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