Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah served 1,309 children across Utah last year. Youth who have a mentor for at least 12 months are more likely to avoid risky behaviors, have better relationships and do better in school. Social acceptance is associated with both better friendships and better behavior in school; 94% of BBBSU Littles reported increased social acceptance after being with their mentor for a year or more. Reducing risky behaviors now can improve long-term outcomes for kids and 84% of BBBSU Littles said they are less likely to engage in risky behaviors after being with their mentor for a year or more.
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