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Review for Big Brothers-Big Sisters of East Central Indiana Inc, Muncie, IN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware County is in the form of a practicum student. As a pre-professional social worker, I came into the agency with no degree under my belt and no real-world experience with home-visits, interviews, or assessments. Despite my inexperience I was welcomed into the agency with open arms and given the opportunity to fine-tune my skills for my future profession. Not only did I get to shadow interactions, I was able to participate and faciliate these interactions. My time here has equipped me with indispensable skills and has given me the outline of the social worker that I want to be in the future: one who is dedicated and committed to her cause, on behalf of her clients.

Sometimes I feel that the hardwork and dedication of the employees often goes unnoticed or underappreciated. But I would like to give some personal thanks to each member of the BBBS team. Thanks for taking me on as a practicum student and being a great supervisor (Taryn), for being the glue that holds it all together and answering the unanswerable (Sally), for letting me hijack volunteer interviews and double-knock to ask a billion questions (Chrystal), for taking me on my first home visit and answering another billion questions (Joiceann), and for going with me on home visits and having many discussions (Megann). I am so thankful to have met all of you and will miss you all very much when I'm freezing living in Alaska! :)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

a view from behind-the-scenes. Working so closely with each member of the team has allowed me to see how dedicated each employee is to the mission and vision of the agency.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change absolutely nothing; I love them and all of the effort that they give to serving kids within our community to help create confident, competent, and caring adults for our future. Keep up the GREAT work!

Role:  Volunteer & Practicum student at Big Brothers Big Sisters.