Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA has created more than 90 on-site matches at the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester at sites in Main South, Great Brook Valley and Plumley Village. Children ages 6 through 18 are matched with local college mentors in professionally supported one-to-one relationships. These matches develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people.
Public/Private Ventures, a Philadelphia-based national research organization, found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters were:
- 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
- 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
- 52% less likely to skip school
- 37% less likely to skip a class