Our Vision is that all young people achieve their potential in life.
Our Mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of young people through strong and enduring, professionally supported, mentoring relationships.
Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children and young people aged 6 through 18 with mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships.
The young people served by the Big Brothers Big Sisters programme are among New Zealand’s most vulnerable. Our goal is to provide quality, committed mentoring wherever there is a need for the programme. Consequently, in response to requests from local communities the programme has been established in 15 locations around the country, with a number of other areas in the developmental stage and expected to offer the programme soon.
Our Mentoring Programmes Work
Research highlights the powerful, positive, lasting impact mentors have on children’s lives.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters model of mentoring has been affirmed by rigorous, ongoing external evaluation. This independent research has shown the positive relationships between youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives.
We’re Part of a Global Community
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand is an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters International and meets their strict guidelines and standards for delivery of the programme in New Zealand. The Big Brothers Big Sisters brand is associated with excellence in service to youth, and that commitment to excellence in service delivery is shared by the NZ team.
Our organisation is a non-profit organisation funded through sponsorship, donations, and grants at both local and national level. Support from individuals, trusts and foundations, businesses, and local and central government is vital to providing mentors for children in your community. With the help of our sponsors and donors we can make sure more children have a brighter future.