Saturday, July 23 was annual our day trip to Chicago – a favorite activity of our matches and staff made possible by the generosity of Bob Bowen, who provided the charter bus, snacks, and food vouchers. This year’s trip was another great day in the Windy City, packed with lots of fun activities – and… Read more.
Darcey Palmer-Shultz, BBBSCI CEO; Amy Pomeranz-Essley, BBBSCI Chief Program Officer; and Drew Linn, Chief Strategy Officer at WDD Software and BBBSCI Board Member, attended the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Conference in Orlando, Florida last month. The conference featured workshops, seminars, and awards presentations. However, the highlight of the conference was a presentation… Read more.
Catching an Indians game. Cheering on The Pacers. Playing in the park. Strawberry picking. Often times, you don’t need to do a grand gesture to make a huge impact on the people in your life. It’s usually the little things that make a big difference. Caroline Knoth knows this and that is why she loves… Read more.
On Sunday, June 26, we celebrated one of our favorite days at BBBSCI, SummerFest! This annual event celebrates successful mentoring relationships with our Bigs, Littles, and their families. This is the fifth year in a row the Marion County Fairgrounds and North American Midway have hosted BBBSCI and our matches. “(We had) a great day at… Read more.
Last month on the blog, we introduced you to some of the great kids living in the 46235 zip code waiting for a Big. More children are on the wait list for a Big in 46235 than in any other zip code in Central Indiana, and BBBSCI launched a special campaign during the months of… Read more.
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.
Jim and Jayne Thorne know the power of mentoring and the doors it can open. Giving thoughtful one-on-one time through guidance, eating lots of ice cream, and discussing life experiences are just some of the acts of mentoring they have been able to provide to their Little Brother, Damon. Big Couple Jim & Jayne Thorne… Read more.
Every year, BBBSCI is honored to present the Kathi Kornas Volunteer of the Year Award to a member of the community. This award was established in honor and memory of long-time BBBSCI volunteer Kathi Kornas, daughter of supporters Carol and Wayne Kornas, who exhibited a dedication to our mission with enthusiasm, loyalty, and love. This… Read more.
Earlier this month, 22 matches participated in a fashion show at Kroger. This unique opportunity allowed our Bigs and Littles to show off their modeling skills and increase their self-confidence. The matches picked out their own outfits and accessories to model then walked the runway. We had a great crowd of friends and family members… Read more.
In 46235, 75 children wait for a mentor- more than in any other zip code in Central Indiana. They have reached out to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana asking for a mentor. They’ve been interviewed and screened; they’ve poured out their hopes and dreams for their Big to a Matching and Enrollment Specialist;… Read more.