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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.

Local Celebrities Support BBBSCI’s 2015 Giving Tuesday Efforts

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Local celebrities are lined up to celebrate Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana today during Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving. Check out the complete list and visit www.giveBig.bebigforkids.org (powered by WDD Software Solutions) all day on Giving Tuesday to make a gift and chat with your favorite local celebrities as they answer your… Read more.

Bigs Recruitment Event a Home Run

Fountain Square Brewery

We were happy to host a fall recruitment event at Fountain Square Brewery to bring together current Bigs and prospective Bigs while learning about our program over a beer. We hosted more than 40 individuals who joined in lively conversation about what it means to be a Big, how to get involved, and details around how potential Littles… Read more.

Pausing to Celebrate Mentoring

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It’s my favorite time of year at Big Brothers Big Sisters. This week, we are pausing for a moment to celebrate the 44 Bigs and Littles who are graduating from our program in 2015. We always talk about how Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children achieve more academically, avoid risky behaviors, and develop socially and… Read more.

A Sponsor Perspective: NextGear Capital

On June 17, forty-four matches (Big and Little pairs) will be graduating from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program during our annual Celebrate Mentoring graduation event presented by Taco Bell. Additionally, an individual from the community who has demonstrated a passion for mentoring and a commitment to making mentoring an integral part of their life will be honored… Read more.

A Corporate Partner Perspective: Cummins Inc.

BBBSCI Recognizes Cummins Inc. employees  during National Mentoring Month for their support as a 2015 Corporate Partner, a corporation/organization with 5 or more Bigs.

On June 17, forty-four matches (Big and Little pairs) will be graduating from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program during our annual Celebrate Mentoring graduation event presented by Taco Bell. Additionally, an individual from the community who has demonstrated a passion for mentoring and a commitment to making mentoring an integral part of their life will be honored… Read more.

Valory Myers: Her Path to a Strong Bond with her Little Sister

Big Sister Valory Myers & Little Sister Roneisha hang out  together at the BBBSCI SummerFest picnic.

Sometimes the path to a great relationship takes twists and turns. Valory Myers, BBBSCI Board Member and Big Sister, shares how her path has created an even stronger bond with her Little Sister. Why did you decide to be a Big Sister? I’m the middle sister to a younger sister and an older sister. I’ve… Read more.