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Impact on Community

- - - In 2016 we served 372 unique local children – but we still have over 120 boys and girls on the wait list - - - “Littles” earn on average $315,000 more in their lifetime than youth with similar family and economic backgrounds who did not have a “Big” - - - Our “Littles” are significantly more likely to donate to charitable causes and volunteer their time to community work. They also achieved more positive life outcomes in the categories of life skills and personal well-being - - - Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs generate an average social return on investment of
$18 for EVERY dollar invested

* all of these finding are from the 2013 “BBBS Social Return on Investment Study” conducted by the Boston Consulting Group *

We’re Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Erie

We believe every child should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, both as individuals and citizens.  We believe that by changing the course of young lives we can in turn be changing the course of a community’s future. That it could lead to a reduction in poverty and unemployment. Or to safer schools and neighbourhoods. That it could even lead to change on a broader, more far-reaching scale. We believe that opening a child’s eyes to what is – opens their mind to what could be.

Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for family, peers and community. Each time we pair a child with a mentor or introduce a group of students to an in-school program, we start something incredible – a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment.

Witnessing the transformation of a child into a confident, concerned and motivated young person is a remarkable thing. Ushering them into adulthood, seeing them grow into a successful, responsible member of their community and society at large is even more satisfying. Proudly, it’s something our staff, volunteers and donors help bring about every day, and we’re very grateful for their generosity and support.

Whether it’s in the form of time or money there is no more important investment we as individuals can make than in helping our nation’s children realize – and share – their full potential.

We’re Big Brothers Big Sisters - - - 

 - - - and we believe in the value and values of mentoring.