Friday, April 26, 2013

New Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey Report Suggests Mentoring has Positive Effects on the Whole Child

Big Brothers Big Sisters (Philadelphia, PA) April 24, 2013

"The 2013 Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey (YOS) report reflects across-the-board gains for youth a year after being in a one-to-one mentoring relationship, as well as compared to their peers who do not have mentors -- with middle-school aged mentees outperforming their unmatched counterparts in every area measured.
The largest differences for the mentees when compared to unmatched youth were in the areas of social acceptance; which research ties to grade retention, school engagement, and perceived scholastic competence; a measure linked to grades and test scores." Read More

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