Program Results


 Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, Little Brothers and Little Sisters (compared to those children not in our program) were:

46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs, 52% less likely to skip school, and 33% less likely to hit someone.

In a survey of former Littles,

81% agreed their Big gave them hope, 77% reported doing better in school because of their Big, 52% agreed their Big kept them from dropping out of high school, 67% agreed their Big played a role in their decision to attend college, 84% agreed their Big taught them the importance of helping others, 85% agreed their experience influenced them overcoming adversity or problems, 83% agreed their Big instilled guiding values and principles, 90% agreed their Big made them feel better about themselves, and 86% said their relationship with their Big has helped them make better choices throughout their adult life.

And alumni of our program were:

75% more likely to receive a four-year college degree, 39% more likely to have current household incomes of $75,000, and Much more likely to be extremely or very satisfied in their relationships with friends (72%), family (65%) and spouses (62%). And it's not just Littles who benefit! This research found 69% of Bigs view themselves as champions for children! Find out more and read the studies.