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Community-based Mentoring is the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship. Community-based mentoring is all about one-on-one time spent with the volunteer and the child doing things they enjoy in the community. The commitment is one year with the goal for the match to spend an average of 6 hours a month together.  “Bigs” meet their “Littles” on the weekend or in the evening after school. In research conducted in 1994 and 1995, researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in our program, were: 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs, 27% less likely to begin using alcohol, 52% less likely to skip school, 37% less likely to skip a class and 33% less likely to hit someone

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