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2/21/2017 Non-Profit Spotlight
Non-profit Spotlight | Big Brothers Big Sisters Kentuckiana | February 2017



Company Name: Big Brothers Big Sisters Kentuckiana
Address: 1519 Gardiner Lane, Suite B, Louisville, KY 40218
Business Phone: (502)-587-0494
Website: www.bbbsky.org  
Contact Person: Ashley Readling
Contact Title: Southern Indiana Community Engagement Manager
Contact Email: ashley.readling@bbbsky.org  

 

 
Describe Agency and Impact on Community:
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Each year the agency serves over 1,000 youth, plus volunteers and families.

Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 16. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. 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 mentoring programs, youth benefit from positive outcomes in:
• Educational attainment
• Avoidance of risky behaviors
• Increased self confidence

Year Established: 1967 - we are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year!
 
Counties/Region Serviced: Clark, Floyd, and Harrison Counties in Indiana. Hardin, Jefferson, LaRue, Marion, Nelson, Taylor, Grayson, Oldham and Shelby Counties in Kentucky.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteer as a Big Brother or Big Sister to directly impact a child’s life! Right now 40 children residing in Clark/Floyd Counties are waiting to be matched with a Big.

We also have a newly formed Southern Indiana Advisory Council and encourage passionate community leaders to learn more about serving BBBS in this capacity.

Bowl For Kids' Sake! Our largest annual fundraiser with inaugural events taking place in Southern Indiana in a few months.

How 1si members can help your organization: Outreach and advocacy. We welcome the opportunity to speak to your business about mutually-beneficial collaboration opportunities. We will have our first ever Southern Indiana Bowl For Kids’ Sake this year and will be looking for bowling teams and sponsors to join the fun!