Helping children in Henry County reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.
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.
Be a Mentor
Believe and Achieve Mentoring supports the mentoring relationship from a volunteer to a child. The match spends 6 to 16 hours a month together, and this does include phone calls. Every month, our organization gets together with our matches and waiting list children for an event. We are always looking for volunteers to help at our events, become Board Members, or to be a mentor. Whether you get involved as a volunteer or as a donor, we welcome and thank you for your support!
Being a mentor is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering him or her to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do. Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy it even more with your match—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.
Many relationships between matches fall under our Community-Based programs. These are one-to-one outings and activities, doing things they enjoy together, like: Taking a walk in the park, Going to museum, Inspiring each other, Listening to music, or Hanging out and talking, the list is endless.
Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles in the evenings. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.
Role models make an impact.
National and local studies show that children who have role models are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, abuse drugs or commit crimes. In fact, the success of children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters was proven in a nationwide randomized studyers 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.
1324 S 14th St, New Castle, IN 4736 PO Box 464
Inside First United Methodist Church, Enter at 14th st door
Ashley Huffman-Executive Director
Casey Knight- Program Coordinator
Mike McIntosh, Jennifer Blackford, Cindy Cross, Duke Hamm, Jacob Craft, Julie Lacy, Macy Kissick, Julie Renner, Mike Lees, Natasha Hamilton, Shelly Taylor, Maky Chefalo