Partner Spotlight


BBBSCI Partners with IndyFuel

Agency supporters invited to April 4 game

Have you heard? We’re partnering with the Indy Fuel to help provide mentors for more kids in Central Indiana! Join Bigs, Littles and BBBSCI supporters on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:05 p.m. for an exciting night of hockey and fun with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana! Tickets start… Read more.

Matches Participate in #StarbucksBigServiceDay


Starbucks, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, hosted a statewide day of service on Saturday, February 18 engage Bigs and Littles in philanthropy. Our matches spent the day making cards for veterans and also enjoyed a free hot chocolate! We were also fortunate enough to have some volunteers from the Eli Lilly Veterans Network… Read more.

Littles Attend Etiquette Dinner & Lesson


On Friday, 30 of our high school-aged Littles and their Bigs attended an etiquette dinner and lesson at the Meridian Hills Country Club. Matches enjoyed a three course meal, a presentation on etiquette dining skills, and the opportunity to mingle with fellow Bigs and Littles. The event was presented by DEFENDERS and the Dave Lindsey… Read more.

Starbucks to Host Statewide Day of Service with BBBS

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Starbucks, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters, is hosting a statewide day of service on Saturday, February 18, 2017 to engage Bigs (mentors) and Littles (youth) in philanthropy. Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI) has been partnering with Starbucks for over eight years to provide matches with this opportunity and this year,… Read more.

Open House Celebrates BBBSCI’s 15th Anniversary

Milt Thompson, Jim Singleton, Gail Thomas Strong, Debra Mesch, Andy Detherage, and BBBSCI CEO Darcey Palmer-Shultz

Over the past 15 years, BBBSCI is proud to have provided 9,609 mentoring relationships to girls and boys in our community! During National Mentoring Month this January, we’re celebrating our past and looking ahead to the future. Thank you to the many Bigs and supporters who make our mission possible for so many local girls… Read more.

Going BIG for BBBSCI in October!


Have you seen them? The purple signs that mysteriously popped up around Central Indiana on September 29? Let’s just say we’re pretty amazed and very grateful for the generosity and support of so many individuals in our community. We’re lucky to call Eli Lilly & Co. our largest corporate recruitment partner and this year, their… Read more.

A Sponsor Perspective: NextGear Capital


On Thursday, September 1, nearly 1,000 BBBSCI supporters will gather at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown for The Main Event, our largest annual fundraiser that just happens to be sports-themed. We are thrilled that Tony Dungy, legendary coach, award winning author, and champion of mentoring, will serve as our keynote speaker this year. The evening, which… Read more.

Mainstreet Hosts “Night of Surprises” for BBBSCI


On Friday, August 5, 11 matches were treated to a special “Night of Surprises.” Hosted by Mainstreet’s Intern Team, this evening was a fun and unique way for Littles to get excited for a new school year. Each match was paired with their own Mainstreet Adventure Guide who greeted them upon arrival and made sure the… Read more.

Enrollment for 2016-2017 SMART Program Now Open!

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The SMART program (Supportive Mentoring Through Art) is a visual art program for teens and their mentors made possible through a partnership with the Indianapolis Art Center. It is a year-long structured art program for youth between the ages of 12-18 with an interest in the visual arts. Matches attend drawing, painting, and sculpture classes taught… Read more.