Discover the Big Possiblities

Time with a mentor can open new doors and a world of potential for your child.

Unlock Potential

Potential is a powerful thing. But without proper nourishment it remains just that - untapped and unrealized. We provide quality mentoring relationships, and we work to ensure that our program is the best fit for you and your child through our eligibility and enrollment process. 

You’ll feel the impact as much as your child.
A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister:

  • are more confident
  • are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol
  • do better in school
  • get along better with their family and friends
  • feel better about themselves

Minimum Child Eligibility Requirements

Minimum Child Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be enrolled between the ages of 8 - 14
  • Must live in Marion, Hamilton or Johnson County
  • Youth and caregiver must be willing to make a one-year commitment

For a complete list of eligibility requirements, please click here.

If the child you wish to enroll* meets all of the above eligibility criteria then please proceed and enroll them now

For more information regarding our eligibility criteria please contact Karen Schenk at or 317-472-3744.

*Note: Unless you are the parent/guardian of the child you are enrolling, BBBSCI will not be able to communicate status of an application unless a signed Release of Information from the parent/guardian is obtained.

Parents Wanted.

You know what’s best for your child. So we’ll need your help from the start, providing information about your child’s strengths and needs, and ultimately approving the Big match. But your role doesn’t end there.

Safety from the start.

Your child's safety is extremely important to us. Big Brothers Big Sisters conducts a thorough background check on every volunteer in our program, and every relationship is closely monitored and supported by a professionally trained match coordinator.

Ready to enroll your child?

For more information about enrolling a child, please contact Karen Schenk, Youth Enrollment Specialist, at or 317-472-3744.