Making a positive impact in the lives of our Littles is the main focus at Catholic Big Sisters & Big Brothers. We are proud of the changes mentoring, counseling, and skill building make in a Little’s life. Our confidence in the strength and uniqueness of our programming comes from proven research and the personal experiences of our youth. We are proud of our results:

  • 99% of youth served avoid arrest
    • The average annual cost to incarcerate one NYC youth in secure detention is over $350,000 - Justice Policy Institute. The average annual cost per child in CBSBB, a prevention mentoring program, is $5,000.
  • 99% of youth served avoid pregnancy
    • Each year, 17,000 NYC youth between the ages of 15 and 19 become pregnant - Citizens Committee for Children
  • 92% of youth served were promoted to the next grade
    • Hispanic and Black youth are close to three times more likely than White youth to have repeated a grade of primary school which research shows leads to a greater likelihood of dropping out of school, poor social adjustment and more behavior problems - Child Trends
  • 92% of 12th grade youth served graduate high school
    • Black and Hispanic students in NYC graduated high school at a rate of 68.1% and 66.9% respectively in 2016- The New York Times 
  • 83% of high school graduates enter college or a training program
    • Approximetely 50% percent of New York City's High School graduates from "low income, high minority" schools enrolled into college in the fall after graduation - The National Student Clearinghouse 

The latest analysis of our semi- annual parent surveys show that: 

  • 89% of parents believe their child has grown in self-esteem and self-confidence after being matched with a mentor
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CBSBB has been recognized by Mentor NY as the only agency in NY State to receive the Tier IV designation for quality mentoring, their top level award.