Taking a Look at the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization

1338 WordsJan 28, 20185 Pages
Big brothers Big sisters is a nonprofit organization that helps children that are in need and children that may in the future want to do illegal drugs. Big Brothers Big Sisters helps at-risk children beat the odds. Through the generosity of a variety of funding sources including individual donors, corporations, governmental entities, and foundations we have the resources necessary to carry out our mission, which includes conducting background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety. Donor support also allows us to provide ongoing support for children, families, and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships, which are key to successful mentoring. Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven by independent research to improve children’s odds for succeeding in school, behaving nonviolently, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and breaking negative cycles. Headquartered in Philadelphia and with nearly 370 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves a quarter of a million children. Researchers show that the company has a measureable and positive intact in children’s lives. Here are some outcomes that have been proven in a nationwide study. · 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs · 27% less likely to begin using alcohol · 52% less likely to skip school · 37% less likely to skip a class · more confident of their performance in schoolwork · one-third less likely to hit someone · getting along better with their families Some
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