What we do
Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai'i measures the impact of services for at-risk youth through a survey known as the Youth Outcomes Survey. This survey shows us that our mentoring programs result in proven, positive short-term and long-term outcomes for youth in three main areas: educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, and increased social and emotional well-being.
- Educationally, youth in our mentoring programs have higher grades, better scholastic competence, and a greater desire to graduate from high school and attend a four-year college.
- Socially, youth in our programs feel more accepted by their peers and more connected to their family. They are also more likely to say no to drugs, alcohol, skipping school, or getting in fights.
- Emotionally, youth in our mentoring programs have greater feelings of self-worth and therefore, more hope and higher aspirations for the future.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii's mentoring program have a positive impact on youth. Over 90% of keiki in our programs improve in one of the following areas: