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BBBSCI Expands Youth Mentoring Options
To meet the demand for mentors in Central Indiana, BBBSCI is expanding its youth mentoring options. In addition to serving as a Big Brother or Big Sister, BBBS has encouraged adults to sign up with their spouse, partner, or significant other through the Big Couple program. Now, the agency has created a new option, called “Big Friends” which allows two people who have been in an active friendship or relationship (best friends, co-workers, parent and adult child, sister and brother, etc.), to mentor a child in the community together.
16 Littles Bring their Big to School on October 22
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana has partnered with Metropolitan School District of Washington Township again to designate October 22, 2014 as a day for Littles to bring their Bigs to school. The 2nd Annual “Take Your Big to School Day” is a result of a district-wide partnership between MSDWT and BBBSCI in an effort to further involve Bigs in the academic life of their Littles.
On Saturday, October 18, the 5th Annual "Crew for Kids" event in partnership with Crew Carwash (formerly Mike's Carwash), raised over $39,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies throughout Indiana! Thank you to Crew Carwash, Bigs & Littles, the local media, mascots, volunteers, and the entire community for their incredible support of Big Brothers Big Sisters!
NextGear Capital Presents The Main Event Featuring David Feherty
On October 9, David Feherty will address 1,000 top business and community leaders for the The Main Event (formerly the Gourmet Dinner) benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. The Main Event, a traditionally sports-themed event, has long been one of the city's premier fundraisers. Corporate tables and individual tickets are available for this event.
"American Gradute: Let's Make It Happen" is a national public media initiative that leverages the power and reach of public television to help communities across America address the high school drop out crisis. The centerpeice of this national effort is American Graduate Day 2014, a live broadcast and outreach event on September 27 which BBBS will be participating in both locally and nationally. Tune in from 10 AM to midnight!
Crew Carwash (new name for Mike’s of Central Indiana) will partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters on Saturday, October 18to raise money and awareness for youth mentoring in Central Indiana, donating half the proceeds of all Works (a $15 value) and Ultimate (a $19 value) washes that day. Bigs, Littles, and local media personalities will be at most Crew Carwash locations on October 18.
BBBSCI Board of Directors Welcomes New Officers & Members
The BBBSCI Board of Directors announces incoming officers for 2014 - 2016: Eric Lis, President (featured right); Kelly Pfledderer, Vice President; Kay Swank-Herzog, Vice President; Bob Clifford, Treasurer; DeShonne Jackson, Secretary; and Todd Ryden, Immediate Past President. The BBBSCI Board of Directors also welcomes new Board Member Sam Hodson, Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.