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Do it Best Announces The Big DONation – A Fund Drive to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana
On Tuesday, June 18th, Do it Best announced the Big DONation Fund Drive in honor of Don Wolf and his commitment to serving others. In 1972, Don brought Big Brothers…
Little Sister Sierra Wins Big as Rising Star Student!
Fort Wayne TinCaps Name Little Sister Rising Star Student and Award Scholarship for Academic Efforts!…
Dick and Deanna Freeland and Pizza Hut Fort Wayne Honored with Don Wolf Award for Outstanding Community Service
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana (BBBSNEI) honored local entrepreneur and community leaders Dick…
It’s a home run! Come out and join Big Brothers Big Sisters for a tailgate…
WE’RE LOOKING FOR DRIVERS! We’re always looking for ways to keep our youth engaged in…
All 6 Mike’s Carwash locations will donate half the proceeds from every Ultimate and Works…
Here’s the upcoming big events that we’re involved with for April and May.
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How does Big Brothers Big Sisters help Kasaius?
When Big Brothers Big Sisters works to match a Little with a Big, we take into account the needs, personality, interests, and goals of both the child and the adult volunteer. We introduce the Little and his or her family to the Big slowly and make sure everyone is fully committed to the match before it is made official. Little Brother Kasaius is outgoing and up for anything, so he needed a Big who was creative and had a variety of interests.
Children like Kasaius get the most out of their one-to-one relationship with their Big when the Big, the parent or guardian, and the child talk openly with their Match Support Specialist. Working as part of the team helping the child succeed, the Match Support Specialist can help identify problems, brainstorm solutions, and connect the family with essential services.
When Kasaius’ Big Brother saw the email from BBBS saying that there were spots open in a free acting class, he jumped at the chance to take Kasaius. BBBS affiliates across the country provide activities for Bigs and Littles and also alert Bigs to opportunities in the community. This enables Bigs to get to know other Bigs, who might be experiencing similar things and who might have great suggestions for more new activities.
Screening and Training
Child safety is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ highest priority. To achieve the highest standards possible, we work constantly to review and strengthen our background check systems as new best practices in the industry emerge. We also make sure our Bigs and our staff have the training and resources they need to help Littles on their path to success.