The Fort Wayne Derby Girls participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids sake for the 4th year in a row and are proud to announce they raised $480 for this wonder organization!
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana
Big Brothers Big Sisters Serving Northeast Indiana and South Central Michigan
We're growing because our children demand it.
Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies have been working to make this region a better place since 1972. Kids in our program stay out of gangs. They do better in school. They grow up to be contributing members of our community.
Our vision is to provide a caring adult mentor to every child in need across 13 counties in Indiana and Michigan.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana grew in 2006, taking on Steuben and Lagrange Counties in Indiana and Branch and St Joe counties in Michigan. In 2007 Hillsdale County in Michigan was added to the list.
We are a 501c(3) not-for-profit agency serving Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Wells and Whitley Counties in Indiana and Branch, Hillsdale and St. Joseph counties in Michigan
Our headquarters are in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We have hundreds of "matches" between caring, responsible adults and at-risk children throughout the 13 counties, and over eighty program sites where we partner with local schools. This year we expect to serve 1,800 area children.
We're growing to serve more kids.
Our intention is to grow to serve 2000 children a year by 2010. It's not ambition that makes us want to do this - there are 20,000 kids aged 7 - 17 that would benefit from a mentoring relationship.
We currently have over 400 kids waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister
Kids who have the potential for greatness, but no one to believe in them; kids who need someone to look up to because their neighborhoods are tearing them down; kids who just need a friend they can trust.
Kids who are one friend away from turning their lives around. Our future demands that we grow to serve this need.
"To help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact."
To provide a caring, responsible adult mentor to every child in our service territory who wants one.
About Fort Wayne Derby Girls Inc.
Roller derby, once a common sport in mid-’70s, has staged a comeback. Fort Wayne is at the pinnacle of Indiana’s roller derby resurgence. Since October 2005, the Fort Wayne Derby Girls, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization, has raised $47,000 for local women’s and children’s charities. Charities benefitting from its efforts include: SCAN, Erin’s House, Charis House, Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Hoosier Burn Camp, Great Lakes Burn Camp, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity- Women Build, Easter Seals ARC, Turnstone Center for Disabled Children, Victim’s Assistance Program, Make A Wish Foundation, Black Pine Animal Zoo, Ft Wayne Women’s Bureau and Crossroad Children’s Home.