Indiana Tech Alumni, Donors, & Friends: Featured Stories: August 2011
Big Brothers Big Sisters rolls out new initiative: College Success Mentoring
Mentoring is a great opportunity to help your community, encourage a young person, and share about your experiences at Indiana Tech. This is a wonderful and important new initiative that will help more young people become better educated.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking to help young people become more educated in northeast Indiana.
Written by: Denise Andorfer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NE Indiana / August 2011

For many, deciding where to pursue a college degree was a great experience – a whole new world to explore, full of endless possibilities and decisions. However, many high school students today face numerous challenges navigating their way from high school into the world of higher education. College Success Mentoring is a statewide initiative that will match 50 area high school students with college educated mentors who can help guide them through high school graduation and entry into college.

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs enthusiastic individuals to sign up to be mentors today.

Little Sister Jocelyn – Matched with Big Sister Debbie
“When I think of how much Debbie has changed my life, I am overwhelmed. I am amazed with how much I have changed, not only from growing older – but also from the experiences that I have had with my Big Sister. It has allowed me to go beyond what I ever could have been without her. She taught me to shed my shyness and to be confident, to try new things, and most of all – to believe in myself.”

- Little Sister Jocelyn – Matched with Big Sister Debbie since 1999

As a mentor, you have a unique opportunity to be a friend and role model, to share your college experiences and diverse perspectives, and to bring enrichment and encouragement to a student. The goal is to keep the student motivated so that he will not give up the goal of achieving a college degree.

Matches will participate in monthly college and academic focused events planned by the agency. Additionally, volunteer training seminars and academic focused events, handbooks and manuals will be provided by Big Brothers Big Sisters for both volunteers and students.

For more information or to sign up today, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at 260.456.1600. If you have additional questions, you may also contact Mike Peterson, director of alumni relations at Indiana Tech, by phone at 260.422.5561, ext. 2418, or by email at Not only will you be helping change the life of a young person, you’ll also be providing excellent community relations for Indiana Tech. And, as an alumnus of Indiana Tech, your involvement just might play a role in helping to develop a new generation of Warrior Alumni, too.

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