or over 100 years internationally and over 30 years in Australia, Big Brothers Big Sisters has helped tens of thousands of young people who have faced serious adversity – those who have little opportunity to develop positive and supportive relationships with adults. Many who are hungry for friendship, guidance and acceptance.
We know that by positively changing the course of a young person’s life we can build resilience and a sense of self-worth in young people, helping them to stay at school, improve their relationships with families and their community which in turn can lead to long-term community benefits like an increase in school retention; school and community safety; and greater employment opportunities.
By connecting a disadvantaged child to a positive role model we can break the cycle of disadvantage.
Big Brothers Big Sisters purpose is to help change the lives of thousands of disadvantaged young people across Australia. By connecting young people with positive adult role models, we are breaking cycles of disadvantage and creating a ripple effect that can be seen across the community. It’s in this environment of fun and mutual trust that we’re able to build a new world of opportunity.
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