Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana (BBBSSWI) strives to make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles).
Each match is unique and special to both the Big and the Little. BBBSSWI serves children in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Henderson, Spencer, Gibson and Posey Counties.
January is National Mentoring Month and BBBSSWI has been awarded the nonprofit of the month at Eastland Mall. We will be at Eastland Mall on Jan. 23, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Last year, 256 local children were supported in BBBSSWI mentoring programs. Research shows having a caring adult in a child’s life, who is not a parent, is linked to improved grades and decreased delinquency. These positive relationships have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of the mentors as well as the children.
There are a total of 95 children on our waiting list for a Big. We have an urgent need for male mentors as 75 Boys are waiting for a Big Brother. We started a campaign called a 100 MENtors in 100 days to kick off the new year and we need your help to tell the community. Click here for more information.
For more information on how you can get involved, please visit our website at mentoringkids.org/volunteer