Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

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Basic Information

Address: 1433 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone Number: 317-921-2201
Fax Number: 317-921-2202
Director: Darcey Palmer-Shultz, CEO

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Youth
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Youth ages 8-14 years old in Hamilton County, Johnson County, and Marion County
Ages for Volunteer: 19+
Minimum Hours Required: 4-6 hours a month
Days of Service: 2-4 times a month
Mission Statement:

The Big Brothers Big Sisters mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with parents/guardians, volunteers, schools, donors and others in the community to be accountable for helping youth in our program achieve: improved socio-emotional skills, educational success, and avoidance of risky behavior.

Program History:

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 8 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Additional Information:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana actively engages diversity, inclusion and cultural competencies throughout our organization. BBBSCI serves an incredibly diverse constituency of adult volunteers, youth and families of the youth, donors, and partners. It is paramount to achieving our mission to value diversity and practice inclusion amongst all of our stakeholders served by the organization. In doing so, we recognize the strengths and challenges of diversity include but are not limited to -race, religion, national origin, color, economic status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability education, expertise, and socio-economic status. The organization's staff and board strive to be representative of the constituencies we serve.