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Henry County, IN

Our Mission: Help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.

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

 

Our Vision: To help all children achieve success in life.  

 

Our Mission: To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

 

Accountability: By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

• Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships

• Avoidance of risky behaviors

• Educational success

National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are more confident in their schoolwork performance, able to get along better with their families, 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs, 27% less likely to begin using alcohol, and 52% less likely to skip school.

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Saturday, Nov 5th is the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast from 7:30am-10:30am at the First United Methodist Church (enter on 14th Street).  Tickets are $5 all you can eat pancakes & sausage!  Proceeds go to the Kiwanis Shoe Program, helping get everyone elementary student a pair of shoes in Henry County!

It is also time to start ordering Poinsettias from BBBS!!  Orders are due on Thurs, Dec 1st and pick up date is Tues, Dec 6th at First United Methodist Church (please come to 14th Street door) from 4-7pm. Colors are Red, White or Pink. It is $10 for a 6.5 inch & $15 for a 7.5 inch. Orders can be placed through any BBBS Board member, Ashley, Casey, or submiting an order through our Contact Form.