Mentors needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manawatu

If you are passionate about helping Young People here is your chance.

Mentors are currently required by Big Brothers Big Sisters in Manawatu. 

WHY BECOME A MENTOR?
Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their mentors, when compared with their peers Little Brothers and Sisters were:

  • 46% less likely to start using drugs
  • 27% less likely to start drinking
  • 52% less likely to skip a day of school
  • More confident in their schoolwork performance
  • Able to get along better with their families
  • One third less likely to hit someone.

In addition, a 1999 evaluation of BBBS agency school-based mentoring programs revealed that:

64% of students developed a more positive attitude toward school
58% achieved higher grades
55% were better able to express their feelings
64% had higher levels of self-confidence
62% were more likely to trust their teachers

HOW TO BECOME A MENTOR.

Please contact Big Brothers Big Sister in Manawatu if you can assist