The Impact of Mentoring

Big Impact = Proven Results

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region, we believe every child is born with incredible potential, and we are committed to continuously evaluating and improving our programs to ensure our Bigs are equipped to defend that potential. Our staff, our Bigs, our Little’s families, and the support of members of our communities makes this impact possible. Together, we are Defenders of Potential.

Short Term Impact

kids in the Great Lakes Bay Region served so far in 2020

%

of Littles improved their attitudes toward risky behavior*

%

of Littles showcased increased social acceptance*

%

of Littles saw improvements in their grades*

*2018 Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Impact Report

Long Term Impact

%

of alumni say their Big helped them feel better about themselves

%

of alumni say their Big kept them from dropping out of school*

%

of alumni say their Big helped them make better choices throughout their adult life*

%

of alumni say their Big taught them right from wrong*

*2009 Harris Interactive survey

Mentoring Outcomes

Kids With A Caring Adult Mentor Are:

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More likely to graduate with a four year degree

%

Less likely to begin using drugs

%

Less likely to skip school

%

Less likely to hit someone

2019 Local Impact

Community Based Mentoring:

  • Improved scholastic competency and commitment to learning 92% 92%
  • Exhibited less risk-taking behaviors 86% 86%
  • Increased self-esteem, social acceptance, and more connected to family 86% 86%

Site Based Mentoring:

  • Improved scholastic competency and commitment to learning 92% 92%
  • Exhibited less risk-taking behaviors 85% 85%
  • Increased self-esteem, social acceptance, and more connected to family 79% 79%

What Our Matches Say:

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Rich & Jason

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Eric & Lyle

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Cheryl & Destiny

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Annie & Emily

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Invest in Impact

When you invest in Big Brothers Big Sisters, you help us create positive impact for at-risk youth in our communities for years to come. Potential starts with you and your gift.

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Invest in Impact

When you invest in Big Brothers Big Sisters, you help us create positive impact for at-risk youth in our communities for years to come. Potential starts with you and your gift.

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