What is Big Futures?
When our Littles enter high school, we continue to support, coach, and provide resources for matches as they work toward graduation. BBBSCI works with community partners to promote career and college readiness for Littles and their families as they explore post-graduation opportunities. High school-aged Littles, along with their Bigs have the opportunity to take part in our Big Futures program activities which prepare them for their graduation from high school and our program.
Are you the parent or Big of a high school aged Little?
Contact Stephanie Sachs, Manager of Program Events & Partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org or
317-472.3709 to learn more about participating in this year's activities.
Career Panel Exploration + Networking 2022
On April 9th BBBSCI hosted our fourth annual Career Exploration and Networking event. Matches attended one of the two career panels, each panel featuring professionals across a variety of industries. Matches were then able to network one on one with the panelists, building their professional networks and honing their networking skills. Big Futures is presented by AES Indiana and our fourth annual Career Exploration and Networking event was presented by Delta Faucet Company
Panelist and Moderators: Chad Rogers, Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs and RTO Policy at AES Indiana; Nashelle Frazier, Community and Economic Development Manager, Fifth Third Bank; Kim Swisher, Nurse Residency Program Coordinator at Franciscan Health; Josh Llyod, Manager at Teacher’s Credit Union; Jonah Odum, Program Manager at Franciscan Enterprise Transformation; Carl Gordon, Owner of Gordon's Milkshake Bar; Colin Wilkins, Doctoral Student at IU School of Medicine; Donna Brawley, Physical Therapist at Franciscan Health; Doug Edmundson, Loan Officer at Union Home Mortgage; Grace Findley Vice President of Philanthropic Partnerships at Strada Education Network; Joe Rogalski, Vice President of Information Services at Delta Faucet Company; Drew Carey, Career Coach for CCEC at Ivy Tech Community College; De'Niece Harrison-Hudson, Pathways Program Director at OneAmerica; Alisha Ellis, Clinical Educator, RN at Franciscan Health; Ryan McMonagle, CPA at DOZ; Samantha Andersen, Communication Specialist at Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance; Nick Gass, Digital Product Analyst at First Financial Bank; and Arianna Cruz, Director of Marketing and Outreach at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana and Owner of MORE Magazine.
2021 - 2022 Big Futures Program Opportunities:
A Graduation Kick Off event
Opportunity for matches to attend CLD College Fair
EmployIndy Job Ready Indy Badges information session
Professional skills workshop
Career Exploration Panel and Networking Event
Workplace tour/shadowing events
Indianapolis-based University Tour
Indiana-based University Tour
Etiquette dinner and lesson
Teen cooking and Nutrition Class
Ivy Tech information session
RESOURCES FOR OUR HIGH SCHOOL LITTLES
Recording of 2020 Information Session with Ivy Tech, presented by Strada Education Network and Ivy Tech
THANK YOU TO OUR 21-22 BIG FUTURES SPONSORS
BIG POTENTIAL SPONSOR
GRADUATING MATCH SPONSOR
The Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County
Endress + Hauser USA
Ernst & Young