There is ONE reason we all come together for 100 Men Who Cook. That reason is to support and strengthen our communities. This year, we are proud to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana. All proceeds from 100 Men Who Cook will go to this incredible organization.
Since 1973, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana has been supporting children in Monroe and Owen Counties. Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children realize their full potential and build their futures. Our Big Brothers and Sisters help to nurture children and strengthen communities.
What We Do
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentoring organization that matches adult volunteers with school-age children. Our mentoring relationships provide opportunities and fun for some of our community’s most vulnerable children. Children matched with a Big are more likely to have improved school attendance, grades, confidence and hope for their future.
Our flagship program is our Community-based mentoring. Bigs and Littles meet in the community to share fun activities, work on homework, go to the park, or even volunteer for events or for other nonprofits. Our Site-Based Mentoring programs allows Bigs and Littles to meet in a local school, the Boys & Girls Club or Girls Inc. to eat lunch, read, or play games. Finally, our First Friends Mentoring program allows volunteers to participate in companionship for children who are currently waiting for a mentor by attending group activities like museum trips, movie nights, pizza parties, or whiffle ball tournaments.
Our Mission: Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
There are many positive benefits on littles long into adulthood. They perform better academically, socially, and emotionally. By having a sense of safety and security, littles are significantly less likely to engage in unsafe behaviors and have someone to rely on. Littles perform better in school, and have improved self-confidence, and improved relationships with friends and family.
- 61% saw improvement in grades
- 83% feel more socially accepted
- 52% are less likely to use illegal drugs
- 46% are less likely to skip school
To get involved or for more information, visit www.bigsindiana.org