One of our BIGS was on WHAT?
BIG shout out to one of our Noble County Bigs, Steve Garbacz, for being on the game show Jeopardy! While he didn’t win it BIG, he gave it a noble…
Metro Diner’s Soft Opening
Metro Diner is becoming a BIG supporter! Join us at Metro Diner on Saturday, April…
Trivia Night with HT2 Cocktail Lounge
Big Brothers Big Sisters is happy to announce a Trivia Night with HT2 Cocktail Lounge!…
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana’s World Championship of Champions Race of Champions. BBBS…
Mike’s Wash for a Cause Our Staff, Board of Directors, Bigs, Littles, and local personalities…
Mark your calendars: Tuesday, May 8th for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NE Indiana’s Gourmet…
Little Brother Alex & Big Brother Eric have been matched since December 2015 (Site Based/School…
45th Annual Gourmet Dinner is the largest and most traditional annual fundraiser for Big Brothers
Big Sisters. Every spring, more than 500 business and community leaders gather at the Grand Wayne
Convention Center for an all-inclusive evening featuring a celebrity guest speaker.
Brad Miller Gala, Auction, & Golf Outing Hosted by NBA all-star and former Little Brother, Brad Miller - this is a three-part event.
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.