Big Brothers Big Sisters is an internationally recognised youth mentoring programme that forms supportive friendships for young people inspiring them to brighter futures. Big Brothers Big Sisters nationally and internationally is proven through research to improve young people’s wellbeing, improve their social support and relationships with others. BBBS is operated in Ireland by Foróige.
Big Brothers Big Sisters International was founded in 1998 with the aim of promoting and supporting the development of mentoring programmes operating independently in various countries throughout the world. Big Brothers Big Sisters International sets standards and shares best practices for effective and sustainable implementation. Big Brothers Big Sisters International International approves programmes for the use of the logo and maintains active membership of them. Affiliate associations are currently working in 13 countries, one of which is Big Brothers Big Sisters Ireland.
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