County Materials Awards Grant to BBBSCI in Support of Making New Matches

INDIANAPOLISCounty Materials awarded $4,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI) in support of the organization’s mission providing 1-to-1 mentoring relationships.

The BBBSCI mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. BBBSCI seeks to serve youth who are impacted by significant risk factors, are ages eight to 18, and reside in Marion, Hamilton, or Johnson County.

BBBSCI purposefully partners with parents/caregivers, individuals, and organizations to identify eligible youth. BBBSCI then recruits, fully screens, interviews, trains, and prepares volunteer mentors, “Bigs,” to assist one child, their “Little,” to achieve and surpass individual goals. Bigs and Littles meet face-to-face for a minimum of four hours per month over at least one year and as many as ten years. Once matched, BBBSCI’s Mentoring Relationship Specialists consistently support, coach, and evaluate every relationship between Bigs and their Littles to ensure satisfaction, strong and healthy relationships, and positive outcomes. Our program is free to youth, and matches are encouraged to engage in low or no cost activities.

This grant will support the creation of 2 new matches (pairings of 1 child with 1 adult volunteer) during the2019-2020 year.

County Materials Corp. is a third-generation, family-owned company that specializes in manufacturing concrete construction products headquartered in Marathon, Wisconsin.  

ABOUT BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL INDIANA

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI) exists to defend, ignite, and empower the inherent potential of every child by providing them with professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. BBBSCI will serve more than 1,300 kids this year, ages 8 to 18, in Marion, Hamilton, and Johnson Counties. 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 or call (317) 921-2201.

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