It can be rough out there. Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland provides supportive mentoring relationships to young girls who may be facing challenges like bullying, isolation, poverty, abuse, social anxiety, low self-esteem, and more. Research shows that mentoring has a powerful impact on the lives of young girls:
*96% of adults who had a mentor as a child say they are happy and 92% feel confident.
*93% of Little Sisters feel better about themselves since having a Big Sister.
*Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school.
*Adults who had a mentor as a child are more likely to have a post-secondary education, be employed, and earn higher wages.
*Girls who have a mentor are 3X less likely to have social anxiety and 2X less likely to be depressed.
*Girls with a Big Sister are 4X less likely to bully, fight, lie, or lose their temper.
*82% of parents said they believe their daughter feels better about herself and is more confident since being involved with Big Sisters.