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Our impact on education
With the help of our donors, volunteers and partners, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes a Big impact on children’s education. The effect has been confirmed by study after study and can be tracked and monitored using our best-in-class measurement tools.
Our landmark study
Our impact on education is evident in longstanding research conducted by Public Private Ventures in 1992 and 1993. When comparing those children matched with a Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor to those waiting to be served by Big Brothers Big Sisters, these researchers found that:
Children that are in school, in class, and engaged in their work are more likely to succeed.
What our current Littles say
Our impact on education is confirmed by those closest to it: our Littles. In a 2009, we commissioned industry leader Civic Enterprises to conduct a nationwide survey of our Bigs and Littles. The results speak volumes about the passion for education held by children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs:
Children that work hard, recognize the value of education, and set their aspirations towards college are more likely to succeed.
What our alumni say
Our impact on education is felt long after Littles graduate from high school. In 2009, Harris Interactive conducted an online survey of alumni Littles from across the nation. Among those former Littles:
Children that graduate from high school, perform well in school, realize achievements greater than their expectations are successful in school and in life.