Why Be a Big?

Mentoring a child can make a difference in your life too!

Mentoring tells a young person that there is someone in their corner. It lets them know they matter. We’re always looking for people eager to positively impact a child and improve their community at the same time. And, right now is no different. Mentors are in high demand, so decide to make a difference today.

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Impact on Little

Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic and professional situations.

said they learned right from wrong from their Big
reported doing better in school because of their Big
more likely to enroll in college
  • Increased competence, confidence, character, connection, and caring
  • Decreased likelihood of skipping school
  • Increased trust in adults
  • 90% said relationship with their Big helped them make better choices throughout their childhood
  • 42% less likely to get involved in illegal drugs
  • 27% less likely to start drinking.

Impact on Big

Mentoring relationships are a shared opportunity for learning and growth. Many Bigs say that the rewards they gain are just as substantial as the ones gained by their Littles.

  • Have fun!
  • Achieve personal growth and learn more about themselves
  • Improve their self-esteem and feel they are making a difference
  • Gain a better understanding of other cultures and develop a greater appreciation for diversity
  • Feel more productive and have a better attitude at work
  • Enhance their relationships with their own children
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