Imagine who they will become because of you

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Imagine who they will become because of you

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Imagine who they will become because of you

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About us

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.

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… I felt lonely, sad, like I really couldn’t be any emptier. I thought Big Brothers Big Sisters wouldn’t make any difference, but it smashed my expectations.

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Young Person (Mentee)

Our Stories

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.

our stories

Our Mentoring Programs

Community-Based

Community-Based mentoring is designed to help young people develop a greater sense of belonging and self-worth.

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In-School

In-School mentoring works collaboratively with schools to identify young people who require additional support.

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Online

Our interactive, monitored online mentoring platform 'OurSpace' enables us to provide mentoring support to young people across Australia.

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Young Achievers

Young Achievers program matches young people with mentors working in their field of interest and take part in workshops providing them with unique challenges and leadership opportunities.

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Our Impact

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.

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96%

say they're happy

92%

FELT MORE CONFIDENT

98%

believe they make good life choices

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Our partners

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.