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