WE ARE DEFENDERS OF POTENTIAL

Empowering youth ages 6 to 22 through one-to-one mentoring relationships in 12 counties of Northeast Indiana

OUR WORK

We specialize in the mentoring business. We carefully match local youth with an adult mentor then professionally support the relationship. Through one-to-one mentorship, we empower the potential in every youth.

OUR YOUTH

We primarily serve youth facing adversity, often with the greatest need and the least opportunity. So we welcome youth from all walks of life. Our programs help youth ages 6 to 22 in our twelve county service region.

Indiana Counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, & Whitley

Michigan Counties: Branch & Hillsdale

OUR IMPACT

We help youth ignite their potential – Achieve success in school, avoid risky behaviors of fights, drugs, and alcohol, improve their self-confidence, and that’s just the beginning.

ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL – SO WE OFFER A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS

From elementary to high school, volunteer couples to individuals, super busy to very relaxed, we have a program for everyone.
Contact us anytime for more information on any of our programs at 888.456.1600 or at [email protected]

FIRST FRIENDS MENTORING

FIRST MENTORS PROGRAM

“I thought that my Big Sister Dea would be a nice woman figure in my life that could help with little things and just be around occasionally. No one could have ever told me that she would mean as much as she does to me now.”

Little Sister Marlana

Find out firsthand the impact that our volunteers have on local youth.

READ their stories. SEE the change.

IT TAKES MORE THAN VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE MATCHES HAPPEN

FUND A MATCH

Clear the path for a youth’s biggest possible future. Support a Match through a one-time gift or a monthly Matchmaker gift.

DONATE

ATTEND AN EVENT

Show your support by attending any – or all! – of our signature events throughout the year. Find out the latest & get your tickets today.

EVENTS

CALLING ALUMNI

If you have been involved in any capacity with our agency, we’d love to reconnect with you.

ALUMNI

ANY QUESTIONS?

We’ve got answers. Check out our FAQs page for more on our programs.

FAQs