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Changing perspectives. Changing lives
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps young people who face serious adversity – those who have little opportunity to develop positive and supportive relationships with adults. Many who are hungry for friendship, guidance and acceptance.
We know that by positively changing the course of a young person's life we can build resilience and a sense of self-worth in young people, helping them to stay at school, improve their relationships with families and their community which in turn can lead to long-term community benefits like an increase in school retention; school and community safety; and greater employment opportunities.
By connecting a disadvantaged child to a positive role model we can break the cycle of disadvantage.
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What can you start? Help us Start Something for young people like Jonathan by supporting our first Appeal!
Through your support, you can help us unlock the potential of vulnerable young people by matching them with an amazing role model.
With their guidance, support and friendship, young people have the opportunity to break the cycle of disadvantage and become positive members of our community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia are delighted to announce that we will be working with Parkshare as one of our community partners.
Parkshare is an innovative online Australian business that lets you rent your parking space out when it's not being used, earning you and Big Brothers Big Sisters much needed funds!
A Big Big congratulations to Big Brothers Big Sisters Melbourne and Perth who both were awarded Volunteer Recognition awards for National Volunteer Week
Big Brothers Big Sisters Highland Region won the Ballarat Volunteer Recognition award and Big Brothers Big Sisters Perth won the WA Community Volunteers of the year award.
This is great recognition for the positive and enduring change our staff have on young people and their communities