By donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters Grey Bruce you are igniting potential and empowering the youth in our communities to be happy, healthy, and engaged with the world around them.

The Mentoring Effect FAST FACTS ON IMPACT: Caring adults provide young people with a sense of belonging, acceptance, empowerment and connection, factors that are known to foster mental and emotional well-being.

MENTORING = More Graduates

52% less likely to skip a day off school

Girls are 2 1/2 times more likely to be confident in their ability to be successful at school

Boys are 2 times more likely to believe that school is fun and that doing well academically is important

MENTORING = Less Risky Behaviour

Girlsare4times lesslikelytobully, fight, lie or lose their temper

Teens who engage in mentoring are half as likely to engage in binge drinking, drug use, cigarette use, or alcohol use

Boys are 2 times less likely to develop negative conducts like bullying, fighting, lying, cheating or losing their temper

MENTORING =Positive Mental Health & Future Success

92% feel confident and 96% say they are happy

87% have strong social networks

13% higher earnings

47% hold senior leaders