Changing lives for the better, forever.
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.
Changing perspectives. Changing lives.
Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”) in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana serves more than 1,300 children annually ages 8 - 18 in Hamilton, Johnson, and Marion Counties. We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers, schools, and the donors in our community to defend, ignite, and empower the potential of every kid we serve.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters vision is that all children achieve success in life.
Our Programs IGNITE Something
National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our program:
- Our Littles are more engaged in their education. 77% of Littles report doing better in school because of their Big.
- Our Littles avoid risky behavior. 46% of Littles are less likely to use illegal drugs.
- Our Littles develop social skills. 85% stated that being a Little helped them have confidence in their abilities.
Diversity and Inclusion
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana actively engages diversity, inclusion and cultural competencies throughout our organization. BBBSCI serves an incredibly diverse constituency of adult volunteers, youth and families of the youth, donors, and partners. It is paramount to achieving our mission to value diversity and practice inclusion amongst all of our stakeholders served by the organization. In doing so, we recognize the strengths and challenges of diversity include but are not limited to –race, religion, national origin, color, economic status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability education, expertise, and socio-economic status. The organization’s staff and board strive to be representative of the constituencies we serve.