Our Impact

Mentoring works!

We believe every child is born with incredible potential, and we are committed to continuously evaluating and improving our programs to ensure our Bigs are equipped to defend that potential. Behind the Big Brothers Big Sisters name are many professionals who have developed, refined, and delivered this premier system to recruit and screen candidates, match Littles to Bigs, and support these relationships with skill and compassion.

Studies continue to show that children are more likely to excel and make better choices with their lives when they have experienced the quiet power of mentorship. According to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s 2021 Annual Impact Report, compared to youth not in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs, Littles 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 class
  • 33% less likely to hit someone

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County continues to prove year after year that the children served by the agency improve in self confidence, competence, and caring behaviors. It’s possible to change the world, one child at a time.