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.

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Latest News

 
Kory (Little) sums it nicely “well…I guess, I just stopped wanting to get into trouble and being naughty, and the darkness, it went away after me and Shannon(Big) started hanging out.”

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 

 

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.

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