Since 2013, the Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects has donated $1.5 million to help Big Brothers Big Sisters extend and expand mentoring services in new communities and to youth who do not currently have access to Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs. Through The Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects we are working together to ensure vulnerable children and youth have the inspiration, experiences and guidance they need to achieve more.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the leading youth mentoring organization in Canada. Since 1912, the charity has been investing in Canada’s future by helping our nation’s youth reach their full potential. Research has shown that girls who have a mentor are four times less likely to engage in risky behaviours, such as bullying and lying, and boys who have a mentor are two times more likely to enjoy school and believe that doing well academically is important.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides mentors to over 40,000 children in over 1,100 communities. This donation is enabling Big Brothers Big Sisters to develop and implement mentoring programs in communities not previously reached. This support brings Big Brothers Big Sisters closer to their vision of ensuring that every child in Canada who needs a mentor has a mentor.