Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of mentors, so the organization held their annual Women's Champagne Brunch and Fashion Show.
FORT WAYNE, IN (WFFT) - Seven year old Alyssa has lots of ideas about what her and a Big Sister could do together.
Six year old Lailah was recently placed on the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list. She hopes she doesn't have to wait long for a Big Sister.
Twelve year old Jermyla is full of cheer, energy, and has a great smile. WFFT spent time with her at a Big Brothers Big Sisters event at IPFW.
IPFW held a Halloween event for boys and girls on the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list. There, we met ten year old Angela, who hopes to be matched with a Big Sister soon.
Thirteen year old Precious spent time with WFFT"s Kristen Kirchhaine at Crazy Pinz. They played games together and talked about why Precious wants a Big Sister.
Eight year old Fred came by the WFFT studio to try his hand at television and talk to us about why he wants a Big Brother.
Meet seven year old Daniel. His eighth birthday is just around the corner and he said he'd like a new pair of tennis shoes... and a Big Brother.
Seven year old Jordan attended an event at IPFW to help her get matched with a Big Sister. WFFT came along to talk to her about why she wants a Big Sister.
More than seventy percent of kids waiting for a Big Brother are boys. Here are three boys that have been featured previously who are still waiting for a Big Brother.
Eight year old Kamyah has been waiting over a year to be matched with a Big Sister. She hopes this story will bring that wait to an end.
Eleven year old Christian was featured two years ago, but he remains on the waiting list. He hopes the right guy will volunteer to be his Big soon.
Each Thursday night, WFFT features a child on the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list. But there are still a few boys who are waiting to be matched.
Alaina is nine years old and after being briefly matched, she's back on the waiting list.
This is the second time Brandon is being featured for Start Something Big. After spending nearly five years on the waiting list for a Big Brother, he remains hopeful. Brandon spent time with WFFT"s Kristen Kirchhaine at Tokens-N-Tickets.
Jimella was recently matched with a Big Sister. WFFT's Kristen Kirchhaine met up with her at the print shop, Hedgehog Press, to talk about her new match.
Big Sister Sherri was awarded Indiana Big Sister of the Year for 2013. She and Little Sister Sarah have been matched for nine years and have a truly inspiring story.
Nine year old Tayjean enjoyed the weather at Swinney Park with WFFT's Kristen Kirchhaine. They played games and talked about why Tayjean wants a Big Brother.
Nine year old Aden and WFFT's Kristen Kirchhaine spent time together at The Plex talking about why Aden would like a Big Brother.
Eight year old Marvin is on the waiting list for a Big Brother. He spent time with WFFT's Kristen Kirchhaine at Franke Park talking about his search for a Big.
Ten year old Paris spent time with WFFT Local's Kristen Kirchhaine for this week's Start Something Big. They tapped into their artistic side at Painting With a Twist and talked about why Paris would like a Big Sister.
Zane and WFFT Local's Kristen Kirchhaine spent time together at Buckner Park playing and talking about why Zane wants a Big Brother.
Taylor Rodriguez is a former Little Sister who is back from college on summer break. She's using her free time to give back to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Big Mike and Little Mike have been matched for over five years. Now, their inspiring story has earned them a statewide recognition.
Brothers Isaac & Noah have spent a combined ten years on the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list, and hope to be matched soon.
Isaiah was featured for Start Something Big about two years ago, but he is still on the waiting list. He hopes this summer, that will change.
Eight year old Terrance and WFFT's Kristen Kirchhaine spent time playing and enjoying the weather at Buckner Park for this weeks Start Something Big.
Alana is a cute and funny six year old who's hoping to be matched with a Big Sister this summer.
WFFT's Kristen Kirchhaine spent time with thirteen year old Megan for this weeks Start Something Big. They went to Tokens-N-Tickets, played games, ate fro-yo, and talked about why Megan is back on the waiting list for a Big Sister.
Did you know there are over 500 kids on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana waiting list? Did you know 70% of those kids are boys?
Meet ten year old Soleigh. WFFT"s Kristen Kirchhaine spent time with her playing games and talking about why Soleigh wants a Big Sister.
Eight year old Corrion loves basketball and fast food. He hopes there is a special guy out there that shares his interests and steps up to be his Big Brother.
WFFT"s Kristen Kirchhaine hung out with seven year old Vincent at Lawton Park. They spent time playing, enjoying the weather, and talking about why Vincent would like a Big Brother.
Chuck Pagano was the Keynote Speaker at Thursday Nights Big Brothers / Big Sisters Gourmet Dinner. The event was held to help raise awareness and money for the program. WFFT's Christina Aguayo has a One on One interview with The Coach.
After an unsuccessful match, 12 year old Aquaries is back on the Big Brothers Big Sisters waiting list.
Nine year old Aniya is on the waiting list for a Big Sisters. She spent time with WFFT at Hedgehog Press showing off her artistic side and talking about why she wants a Big.
Ten year old Jennifer loves art so Painting With a Twist was right up her alley!
The Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana event is coming up and this year organizers have a special treat!
Meet Antony, a thirteen year old who is on the waiting list for a Big Brother.
Eight year old Omar came into the WFFT studio for a tour and to talk about why he wants a Big Brother.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is holding the "Bowl For Kids Sake" all month at the Thunderbowl off Lafayette Street.
Eight year old Andre is the oldest boy in his family and says that is a big part of the reason he'd like a Big Brother.
WFFT's Kristen Kirchhaine and eight year old Makayla spent time at Headwaters Park Ice Skating Rink.
Helping children in the community is the goal of Big Brothers Big Sisters, a goal made possible by those that participate in their yearly "Bowl For Kids Sake" fundraiser.
WFFT's Kristen Kirchhaine spent time with eight year old Daviona. They painted together at Bisque It Pottery Painting Studio and talked about what Daviona would like to do with a Big Sister.
Connor is an easy going 8 year old who is hoping for a fun loving Big Brother.
Jayden is hoping for a Big Brother who can help him discover new interests.
Meet 10 year old Corteriyon. WFFT spent time with him at Lazer X playing games and talking about why he would like a Big Brother.
Find out more about "Bowl For Kids' Sake", a fundraiser to help support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana has many ways for community members to get involved and give back. Here is a look at the wide range of programs offered.