Investing in kids’ futures pays off in hard dollars:
Every dollar invested in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring generates $18 in social return on investment, new study finds.
Social Return on Investment Study
To assess the economic benefits of our programs, Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Boston Consulting Group undertook a multi-stage study that compares the outcomes of children who participated in community 1-on-1 programs with those that did not.
The Mentoring effect :
Changing the course of young lives changes the future of communities.
By every measure, Big Brothers Big Sisters returns positive results in the mental health, employment and civic engagement of the recipients of our mentoring programs.
For 100 years now, the movement of Big Brothers Big Sisters has a positive impact in the lives of youth in our country.
Our mentors show by example the importance of giving and giving back, to stay in school and to respect family members and the community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters across Canada offer these programs to more than 40,000 children and teenagers, over 25,000 volunteers who are currently working in our 123 agencies.
Our centennial celebration and our mission were featured in the media. (report Lapresse.ca).
Canada Post created a commemorative stamp in honor of our 100th anniversary (sold over 1.8 million units).
The Tenors featuring Laura Kaeppeler showed their support to our cause by dedicating a song.
To recognize this special anniversary, Niagra Falls even illuminated the falls in our mission’s colour : purple!