About Us
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn't do any of it without you.

​​ Changing perspectives. Changing lives. 
  
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability tosucceed 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 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships
that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.


The Big Brothers Big Sisters Match
   
According to the  Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) study, our one-to-one matches truly make an impact in children's lives.  A Big Brothers Big Sisters’ match is carefully administered and held to the strictest standards. Agencies strive for matches that  are not only safe and well suited to each child’s needs, but also harmonious and built to last. The entire matching process,  from the initial screening to the final pairing - and beyond - is
made possible by your financial support.

But don’t just think of us as simply matchmakers. We provide ongoing support and supervision to the Big, the Little, and  the Little’s family. We offer training and advice to help ensure that the match is working for everyone involved. And our local agencies even receive their own ongoing training and consulting from the Big Brothers Big Sisters National Office. This  web of support helps maximize the likelihood that a Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship will thrive.


Measuring Our Impact

Less Likely to Begin
Using Illegal Drugs 

Less Likely to Begin
Using Alcohol

Less Likely to Skip
School

Less Likely to Skip
a Class

Less Likely to Hit
​Someone

Mission
Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
   
Vision 
All children achieve success in life.
  
Accountability  
By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the
community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:
 
• Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
 
• Avoidance of risky behaviors
 
• Educational success



Our Books Are Open
It’s your money that keeps us going and enables us to start more kids on the right path. So you have every right to know how it is used. Every local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with its own audited financial statement. 
 
For more information about our statements or other financial matters, please contact our Executive Director, Mark Voland, at mvoland@bigsindiana.org or at 812-929-2748.


It’s not just a donation.
It’s an investment in a child’s future.
 
When you donate online to Big Brothers Big Sisters, you join our cause and directly support children in your community. No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people around you.

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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 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on
the lives of young people.

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