A recent study conducted by a national research firm (Public/Private Ventures (PP/V)) examined the impact of our program on youth and found that when compared to their peers, Little Brothers and Little Sisters who met with their Big Brothers or Sisters for at least one year were:
46% less likely to start using drugs;
27% less likely to start drinking;
33% less likely to act violently;
52% less likely to skip a day of school, and earned higher grades.
Almost across the board these outcomes are higher for minority youth. For example:
Minority boys are 67% less likely to start using drugs; and
Minority girls are 72% less likely to start using drugs.