Big Brothers Big Sisters believes in the potential of all young people and through its supporting mentoring programs, is committed to working with the community empower Australia’s youth to achieve their ambitions.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia is part of the world’s largest volunteer-supported mentoring network, matching young people aged between 7 to 17 with positive adult role models (Mentors- Bigs), who work alongside their mentee (Little), creating a safe and supportive space to foster a sense of belonging and self-worth.
Young Person (Mentee)
Read through the many unique and heartfelt Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring stories that people have shared with us to date. Each story highlights the profound effect mentoring plays in helping young people.
International research has demonstrated that positive relationships between young people and mentors have a direct and measureable impact on a young person’s life and their community. A Study by Boston Consulting Group by Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada found 96% of mentees said they felt happier, 92% felt more confident and 98% felt that they made good life choices as a result of having a positive mentor. In our local programs we see the tangible evidence every day, from kids who tell us they ‘couldn’t be any lonelier’ to feeling ‘happy and whole’ again.
say they're happy
FELT MORE CONFIDENT
believe they make good life choices
Our Partners are fundamental in helping us grow our programs and reach more vulnerable
young people across Australia. We thank each and every one of our Partners for their ongoing support.