Fountain Square Brewery

Bigs Recruitment Event a Home Run

A fall recruitment event to bring together current and prospective Bigs.

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.

A New Big Friend & BBBSCI Staff Member Reflects on his Mentoring Experience

"When I finally made the decision to become a Big, everything went as expected and nothing went as expected."

I have been a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana employee for a little over a year now, and it took me almost the entire year, plus all of those years I thought about it before I began working for BBBSCI, to take the step to become a Big. I thought I had heard most… Read more.

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Pausing to Celebrate Mentoring

This week, we are pausing for a moment to celebrate the 44 Bigs and Littles who are graduating from our program in 2015.

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

At NextGear Capital, we believe that today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders.

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.

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.

A Corporate Partner Perspective: Cummins Inc.

A Celebrate Mentoring event sponsor and Corporate Partner, Cummins Inc. shares what it means to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters for large-scale community impact.

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.

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

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

Sometimes the path to a great relationship takes twists and turns.

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.

Tracy and his wife, Alnisa

A Staff Perspective: Tracy Armstrong

The first in his family to graduate from college, Match Support Specialist, Tracy Armstrong, shares his thoughts on completing goals and the importance of having mentors.

On Saturday April 25, 2015, I completed a life goal of mine. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. I could say I did this all on my own, but I would be lying. I had support and inspiration from my family, friends, coworkers, and mentors along the way. When I… Read more.

“Where Would I Be Without My Mentors?”

A Big Brother shares why he decided to become a mentor

I volunteered sporadically when I first moved to Indianapolis, trying to find purpose like most 20-somethings. While I enjoyed those volunteer opportunities, I was still searching for a cause to support, not just an annual event. Fortunately, a client and friend suggested I look into Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana. After giving it some… Read more.

Worth the Wait

"Brian is like a real Big Brother."

Chris (14) was enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in August of 2010. At the time, school was a struggle for Chris. His mother, Jeanette, hoped that a mentor could provide support and encouragement to Chris. During his interview, Chris, who comes from a one-parent home, was asked, “Is there a special adult… Read more.