How do parents feel about their children’s potential? New Survey Release from BBBS Canada

TWO-THIRDS OF CANADIAN PARENTS UNCERTAIN THEIR KIDS WILL FULFILL THE HOPES THEY HAVE FOR THEM More than 80 per cent unsure they fulfilled their own parents’ aspirations.  National survey ranks barriers to achieving aspirations, top 10 hopes parents have for their children, and some ‘unfinished business’ between parents and their kids. Toronto, March 4, 2014 – When it comes to parents’ hopes for their children, it seems that disappointment is passed down from generation to generation. Two-thirds (67 per cent) … Continue reading

18:1 Mentoring Delivers a High Return

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Social Return on Investment Survey A groundbreaking new study by The Boston Consulting Group demonstrates the power of investments in Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring to deliver strong economic value over time.  The study was designed to audit the financial return to society from Big Brothers Big Sisters, and it found that every dollar invested generates on average $18 in hard dollar returns to society. The research compared the life outcomes of 500 former “Littles” … Continue reading