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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley

  /  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley

Together, We Are Defenders of Potential.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley changes lives for the better, forever. BBBS provides children in the Wabash Valley with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships. The program is free, generational changing, and provides significant impact and enrichment for Bigs and Littles alike. 

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 thrive. 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 14, across the Wabash Valley. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.  

The Mission

The mission of Big Brothers Big sisters of the Wabash Valley is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. 

The Vision

The vision of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Wabash Valley is that all youth achieve their full potential. 

You’ll see the impact

A study for Big Brothers Big Sisters found that kids matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister are more confident, are more likely to steer clear of drugs and alcohol, do better in school, get along better with their family and friends and feel better about themselves. For Over 100 years we’ve been recruiting, screening and supporting mentoring relationships that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people across the country. We serve Vigo, Clay, Parke, Vermillion and Sullivan counties in Indiana. To become a Little, you must be between the ages of 6-14 and agree to meet with your Big 4 hours a month for 1 year.

Defenders of Potential

We do not need to create potential, we just need to defend it. Kids in our community are waiting for mentors who will stand with them to defend, ignite, and empower their potential. Big Brothers Big Sisters exists to create positive chance in our community by matching youth with Bigs to build powerful friendships. Complete the application below to sign up. After you complete your application, a member of our staff will contact you within 2-3 business days. To become a Big, you must be at least 18 years of age and agree to meet with a child 4 hours a month for 1 year.

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Our Services

We're dedicated to helping parents, teachers, child care providers, and our entire community build brighter futures for children.

For Families

Get free help to find quality child care and learn how to apply for financial assistance.


For Early Care and Education

Assure quality child care, apply for grant assistance and get help with nutritious meals.


For the Community

Serving hundreds of local children takes a lot of local support! Learn how you can help.

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