A Staff Perspective: Jon Carolin

"These experiences remind me why I love what I do."

I guess I’ve always known that I wanted a career that would allow me to have a positive impact on people in some way. When I was younger, I made it my mission every day to make people laugh. As I got older, I was drawn to the field of social work and attended the University of… Read more.

My Journey to Becoming a Mentor

Reflections from a Big Sister

I’ve had two main goals since graduating from college: get a job in radio broadcasting and find a long term volunteer opportunity. Well, I found a great job working as an on-air personality at a local radio station so, onward to my next goal, to find a volunteer organization that I really cared about. I was… Read more.

Cold Weather, Warm Drinks and Big Hearts

Bigs and Littles Engage in Philanthropy at Starbucks

On Saturday, February 7, 28 Bigs and Littles gathered at Starbucks locations around Central Indiana.  Their purpose on this chilly afternoon?  To craft hand-made cards for children at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent.  In total, over 250 cards were made with messages ranging from “You are special and loved,” “Look for the rainbow and at… Read more.

Eric Lis and Sue Stevens and LB

Eric Lis on being a Big: “It’s not that complicated.”

Meet current Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana Board President, Eric Lis, as he talks about mentoring and how being a Big helped him get in shape (for a while). Let’s kick this off by talking about mentoring and what it means to you. Throughout their life, everyone has a couple of people that have made a difference… Read more.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana Expands Program Options to Meet Demand for Mentors

Indianapolis, IN – As Indianapolis works to address some of its most critical issues related to crime and high school graduation, the demand for mentors is high. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI) is expanding its youth mentoring options in an effort to meet this demand and to serve the nearly 600 boys… Read more.