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

 Intentional recruitment and referral strategies ensure that priority is given to youth who demonstrate a profound lack of economic and/or social opportunities.  Each match relationship is supported by on-going professional case management to help them navigate challenges and reach their potential.

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To learn more about what Big Brothers Big Sisters is all about from our National BBBS site; click here.

Our service area is Northeast Indiana and Southern Michigan.
The counties we serve in Indiana are: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells & Whitley.
For Michigan we serve Branch & Hillsdale Counties.

We not only have two full-time staff members who are fluent in Spanish but most of our forms and training materials are available in Spanish too!

Mission

Founded in 1972, the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NE Indiana is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.

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, great confidence, better relationships along with educational success.

Agency Annual Reports & 990's

Need more information? Please contact us at 260-456-1600.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to change a child's future for the better.