Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Report 2014

View or download our latest Annual Report, which outlines Big Brothers Big Sisters activities and social impact across Australia for the financial year from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 .

The report documents progress against our organisational strategic goals and showcases our mentoring pathways unlocking the potential of young people aged 7 to 17.

We thank all our volunteers, mentors, donors and staff who helped us start something BIG in 2014!

 

 

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 facilitate meaningful, monitored mentoring matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children living with disadvantage (Littles), ages 7 through 17. 

By positively changing the course of a young person's life, Big Brothers Big Sisters know we can build resilience and a sense of self-worth that helps 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.

Stay Connected

Download the Big Brothers Big Sisters App for IPhone or Android

   

Watch the great story on Saxon and Greg as featured on Chanel 10's The Project - one of the hundreds of one on one long term mentoring matches supported by BBBS across Asutralia 

 

Fun Updates to our App

Tom from our Brisbane office and Jasmine from our Adelaide office enjoy posing for our new photobooth at our recent staff conference 

We look forward to seeing the fun pictures our Bigs and Littles come up with 

 

No it wasn't the start of a bad joke – but rather the Kick-off for Big Brothers Big Sisters new in-school mentoring program Big Futures.

 

From R to L Sammy J, Kate Houlihan, Glen Willis, Dylan Smith, Dan Jackson, Gerry Schiller, Geoff Lake  



 

 

Could your staff team turn $1500 into $10,000 for charity.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has partnered with the Australian Youth Mentoring Network to launch the Million $ Challenge nationally to raise much needed funds to mentor  more vulnerable children across Australia. 

The MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE is an entrepreneurial competition that challenges teams of employees to raise as much money as they can for charity, through enterprising initiatives.

 

A big thank you to The Walt Disney company which opened up a magical world of fun to our Big's and Little's at the Lion King in Sydney - the gift of smiles and laughter was priceless.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Geelong celebrated National Youth Mentoring Week 2014 in a collaborative event with other local mentoring programs including the City of Greater Geelong L2P program, Mackillop White Lion and the Diversitat Homework Club.

Congratulations to BBBS of Perth joint agency winner in the Youth WA mentoring video competition

Watch the winning video

Our Big breakfast has really started something!

Just had the most amazing breakfast event with Bigs and Littles as speakers and fantastic hosts Dan Jackson, Richmond FC and comedian and ambassador, Sammy J. Great vibe, great cause, great support!

We are pleased to announce a new way to stay connected to Big Brothers Big Sisters, with the launch of our new App for IPad and IPhone. It is available free of charge at the ITunes store.

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.


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

 

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