Girls with a Big Sister are two and a half times more likely than girls without a mentor to be confident in their ability to be successful at school.
Boys with a Big Brother are three times less likely than boys without a mentor to suffer peer pressure related anxiety, such as worrying about what other children think or say about them.
Mentored boys are two times more likely to believe that school is fun and that doing well academically is important.
Mentored boys are also two times less likely than non-mentored boys to develop negative conducts like bullying, fighting, lying, cheating, losing their temper or expressing anger.
Mentoring is a solution to combat bullying – our mentoring programs improve a young person’s ability to connect with family and peers, which builds their resiliency, which guards against bullying. The benefits are far reaching, impacting not only the individual and their close circle, but also strengthening the community as a whole.
Healthy Development Depends on Healthy Relationships-Healthy relationships provide a strong foundation for school engagement and life-long adaptation.