NE INDIANA – The “Nationally Known and Locally Active,” organization Big Brothers Big Sisters is searching for more mentors.
Currently the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana is hosting a 500 Bigs in 50 Days campaign to celebrate their 50-year anniversary.
The campaign is from July 18 until September 26.
If you are 18 years old or older and have a passion for mentoring local children, you are qualified to become a Big Brother or Big Sister.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana operates in 12 counties in Northeast Indiana and Michigan. The counties include Steuben County, Lagrange County, DeKalb County, Noble County, Kosciusko County, Whitley County, Allen County, Huntington County, Wells County, Adams County and in Michigan Branch County and Hillsdale County.
The organization includes full-time staff members fluent in Spanish.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana website states, “For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that every child inherently has the ability to succeed and thrive in life. The nation’s largest donor-supported and volunteer-supported mentoring network, we make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers – our Bigs – and youth – our 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 – particularly youth from disadvantaged socioeconomic demographics.”
For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana and becoming a member visit www.bbbsnei.org or CALL 260-456-1600.
LISTEN HERE to Ashley Robertson of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana join WLKI's Andy St. John to tell us about the need for Big Brothers and Big Sisters to mentor Littles, here in Northeast Indiana.