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Site-Based Mentoring

Our Site-Based mentoring programs match volunteer mentors to children in need of a positive role model. Matches meet on-site in a supervised setting and are professionally supported by a program team member throughout the duration of the program. Matches meet regularly, where Bigs provide homework assistance, friendship, and model positive behavior.

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Community-Based Mentoring

Many relationships between Bigs and Littles are part of our Community-based programs. Community-based mentoring relationships involve one-on-one outings and activities, doing things the Big and Little enjoy together, like:

  • Taking a walk in the park
  • Going to a museum
  • Going to an event hosted by the local BBBS affiliate
  • Listening to music
  • Hanging out and talking

Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles on weekday evenings. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.

A police officer and her mentor talking in front of a mural.

Bigs with Badges

The BWB goal is to build bridges between youth and badge-wearing officers. One-to-one mentoring between youth and officers helps children reach their potential, plays a role in building understanding, and bridges divides in our community. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ goal for BWB is to be part of the solution to the growing tension between many youth and law enforcement, decreasing violence in our community. Please contact us today to change the life of a child and the future of our community.

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21st Century Scholars

21st Century Scholars is an early-college promise program designed to help ensure that every Hoosier student can afford the opportunity provided by a college education. Today, eligible students who maintain the Scholar Pledge to excellence in school and life receive a scholarship for up to four years of up to 100% tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school.

Make a Difference Today

When you support Big Brothers Big Sisters, you positively impact the young people in your community.