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Why matching on shared interest matters!

Posted by Adam Gorlick-Stanford Simply sharing a love for something—a favorite band or book—is enough to make you care about  someone you’ve just met. In a set of experiments, researchers found that when two people share just a few things in common, one can take on the feelings and physical reactions of the other who […]

Teen mentors: The story from Canada

by Tim Cavell, Ph.D. Last month I had the good fortune of speaking at Canada’s National Mentoring Symposium in beautiful Banff, Alberta. The event was partly a celebration of BBBS-Canada’s 100th anniversary. My talk was about a couple of small studies that involved teen mentors in Canada. The studies were open trials, meaning there was […]

Amachi Texas completes a randomized controlled trial–with impressive results

By Richard A. Lewis, Director, Federal Compliance and Project Management, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America In Texas, the Amachi program was established in 2006 as a public-private partnership and joint initiative of the Office of the Governor, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Texas Education Agency, OneStar Foundation, and all Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) […]