Celebrate Mentoring Event to Recognize 59 Graduating Matches & Honor Al Oak with the Community Mentor Award

WHAT: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI) will host 300 guests at the 2019 Celebrate Mentoring event presented by Indianapolis Power & Light on Wednesday, May 8 at the Indiana Historical Society. Celebrate Mentoring is an event which celebrates volunteers (Bigs) and youth (Littles) who have graduated high school and are officially completing the program. The event will recognize their pivotal mentoring moments in the match relationships. The event will also honor Al Oak. The Community Mentor Award is presented each year to a Central Indiana leader who has demonstrated a passion for mentoring and a commitment to making mentoring an integral part of his or her life. The award is the highest honor the agency bestows. 

WHERE: Indiana Historical Society: 450 West Ohio Street Indianapolis, IN 46202

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 8, 2019 /6:00 PM – Program / 6:55 PM – Reception 

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: B-ROLL of the event, interviews with Bigs + Littles and BBBSCI leadership

WHY:  Guests at this year’s event are a program celebrating pivotal moments in mentoring relationships followed by a reception with light appetizers and sparkling cider. The graduating matches will be honored as well as awarded with scholarships. The program will also feature a “Big of the Year” presentation, honoring the 2019 Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year from BBBSCI.   


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana will serve 1,300 youth this year by proving them with mentors (Bigs). BBBSCI partners with parents, guardians, volunteers, schools, donors, and others in the community to be accountable for helping youth in our program achieve higher aspirations, greater confidence, educational success, and avoidance of risky behaviors. An affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and a United Way partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is a non-profit organization that provides children with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that empower them to reach their full potential. To volunteer, donate or for more information, visit www.bebigforkids.org or call (317) 921-2201.

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