Report confirms value of mentor program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America COMMENTARY

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America recently released data that shows statistically significant improvements for youth during the first year of enrollment in the organization’s nationwide mentoring program in three targeted outcome areas: educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors including truancy, gang involvement and drug use; and socio-emotional competency.
Youth progress in these areas is also linked to longer-term outcomes, such as high school graduation, avoidance of juvenil...

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