Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides at-risk children with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring that changes their lives for the better, forever.

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Our Impact

Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something incredible: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. And thanks to the first-ever nationwide impact study of a mentoring organization, we have the facts to prove it.
Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were:

•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
•33% less likely to hit someone

They also found that the Littles were more confident of their performance in schoolwork and getting along better with their families
67% of former Littles surveyed agree that their Big played a role in their decision to attend college.
85% of former Littles surveyed agree their experience influenced them in overcoming adversity or problems with courage.
81% of former Littles surveyed agree their Big gave them hope & changed their perspective of what they thought possible.