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Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana

Address807 N College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional AddressP. O. Box 2534
Bloomington, IN 47402

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We match responsible, caring adults with at risk children ages 6-17 in Monroe and Owen Counties, to help raise the child's self esteem and confidence. Volunteers must submit to an extensive background check. We have Community and School Matches and require a one year or two semester commitment

ContactStephanie Dean (Monroe County Office)
bbbs [at] bigsindiana.org
Year Established1973
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Address1840 S Walnut
P.O. Box 2443
Bloomington, IN 47402

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Bloominglabs is Indiana's first hackerspace (also known as a makerspace). We are a group of community members that have commonly rented a place where we can build projects both collectively and individually. We also have a mission to serve the community through educational efforts including conducting workshops and partnerships with libraries and local schools. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.

ContactDaniel Halsey
contact [at] bloominglabs.org
Year Established2009
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Bloomington Blades Youth Hockey Association

AddressP.O. Box 2381
Bloomington, IN 47402

The Bloomington Blades Youth Hockey Association is dedicated to providing an opportunity for children between the ages of 6 and 12 to play ice hockey in a competitive, organized manner under the instruction and supervision of qualified coaches. The program welcomes all children with an interest in playing hockey. In addition to providing a structured format to enjoy the game, BBYHA also strives to help children develop their athletic skills, sense of citizenship, sportsmanship, and fair play.

ContactAlyson Baer (Varsity and JV Scheduler)
bloomingtonblades [at] gmail.com
812-332-3307 Ext.201
Additional Contactalysonebaer [at] gmail.com
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Bloomington Junior League Baseball Association

AddressPO Box 7404
Bloomington, IN 47407

BJLBA has been created to provide a means whereby children ages 5-18 can play the game of baseball in an organized manner, under the instruction and supervision of qualified coaches. Further, to aid these children to develop athletic skill and a sense of citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play.

ContactDave Huss (Commissioner)
registration [at] bjlba.org
Additional ContactKyle McAninch (President)
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Bloomington Wrestling Club

AddressBloomington High School South
1965 S Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

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Ages 5 - 18, boys and girls Registration: January Cost:$60 for one,$100 for two; scholarships available Practice begins Feb. season January - July. Practice in mat room at Bloomington High School South.

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Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington

Address311 S. Lincoln St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional Address1037 N. Summit Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

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The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. A Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity.

ContactJeff Baldwin (Executive Director)
jbaldwin [at] bgcbloomington.org
Additional ContactBoys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington Crestmont Club
Year Established1956
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Grace Notes

Address9380 E. Conard
Bloomington, IN 47401

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A Junior Music Club sponsored by Friday Musicale, Bloomington Chapter, for grades K through 3.

ContactJosie Lukey (Sponsor)
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Indiana Youth Musicians

Address3746 Oak Leaf Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403

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Indiana Youth Musicians provides area young musicians with an opportunity to play music in a supportive, yet challenging environment. At IYM youth are given a chance to try out new and different possibilities in music. Musicians may be encouraged to try their hand at something a little different, whether it is joining a small chamber ensemble for the first time or trying out music in which they are unfamiliar.

Contactiym [at] iymusicians.org
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Junior Volunteer Program

AddressBloomington Hospital
2651 E Discovery Pkwy
Bloomington, IN 47408

The Junior Volunteer Program is an excellent opportunity for young people to learn about the world of healthcare. The program is open to teens who will be enrolled in high school in the fall or graduating in May.

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Monroe County Senior League Baseball Association

AddressWinslow Sports Complex
Bloomington, IN 47407
Additional AddressP.O. Box 7421
Bloomington, IN 47407-7421

MCSLBA is organized exclusively for charitable purposes under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. The charitable purpose is to provide a means whereby young adults playing ages 13-18 can play the game of baseball in an organized manner, under the instruction and supervision of qualified coaches. Futher, to aid these children to develp athletic skills and a sense of citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play.

ContactKyle McAninch
registration [at] mcslba.org
Year Established2020
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Monroe County YMCA

Address2125 S. Highland
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional Address1375 N Wellness Way
Bloomington, IN 47404

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To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build health of body, mind, and spirit for all.

Contactinfo [at] monroecountyymca.org
Additional Contact812-331-5556
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Monroe County Youth Soccer

AddressMonroe County Youth Soccer, Inc.
2741 S Kegg Road
Bloomington, IN 47403
Additional AddressP.O Box 3520
Bloomington, IN 47402

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The goal of Cutters Soccer Club is to create an environment where every soccer player, recreational or Travel, may develop a passion for the game while fulfilling their potential as soccer players and young people.

ContactDavid Weigand (Administrator)
cutters_soccer [at] yahoo.com
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Rhino's All Ages Music Club / Rhino's Youth Center

Address331 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional AddressRhino's Youth Center
P.O. Box 1727
Bloomington, IN 47402

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The mission of Rhino's Youth Center is to provide entertainment and engagement for the youth of our community in a safe environment, free from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Rhino's afternoon programs are designed not only to give youth something positive to do in the crucial 3-6 p.m. time frame, but also to encourage and facilitate youth in using their own unique voice through media. With the assistance of our partners and collaborators, we now offer 4 remarkably successful and innovative programs to accomplish that goal. All of these programs are implemented with professional staffing and support from the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department and are offered free of charge to youth ages 13-18. Rhino's is the region's premier all-ages music venue, featuring local, national, and international performers.

ContactDavid Britton (Booking)
rhinosbooking [at] gmail.com
Additional ContactBrad Wilhelm (Director)
rhinosdirector [at] ameritech.net
Year Established1992
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Richland Bean Blossom Youth Sports

Address200 E. Association St.
Ellettsville, IN 47429

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Youth sports included are baseball, t-ball, basketball, and softball. Call for more information.

ContactHolly Helms
hollyrbbys [at] yahoo.com
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Smithville Diamonds

Address7555 Strain Ridge Road
PO Box 13
Bloomington, IN 47401

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Smithville Diamonds Little league will provide a healthy environment for the youth of our communities. Our focus is to encourage participation, develop character and discipline, promote teamwork, and advocate citizenship and community pride. We will strive to provide quality instruction in the development of baseball and softball skills, sportsmanship, competitiveness and fair play. Smithville Diamonds Little League is committed to enriching the lives of our youth and fostering a love of the game.

ContactJT Bellush
smithvillediamonds1 [at] gmail.com
Year Established1960
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Stepping Stones, Inc. (A Program of Centerstone)

AddressP.O. Box 1366
Bloomington, IN 47402

The mission of Stepping Stones is to provide a supportive community where young people experiencing homelessness can develop skills to live independently. Stepping Stones is a non-profit, independent organization that offers transitional housing for young people 16-20 years old who are experiencing homelessness.

ContactAlysia Fornal (Executive Director)
info [at] steppingstones-inc.org
Additional Contactwwade [at] steppingstones-inc.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Youth for Christ

AddressPO Box 1854
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional AddressShipping Address
1252 South Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47403

Youth for Christ is an international organization wholly committed to youth evangelism. Founded in 1944 with Billy Graham as its first staff member, YFC has reached out to youth through ever-changing methods with a never-changing message of hope. Southern Hills is a chartered ministry center of that movement. YFC is independent of any one church or denomination. Works with junior and senior high school students. Interdenominational Christian organization working to communicate the life changing news of Jesus Christ to students. Involves weekly discussion groups and activities for students. Lawrence County High School Campus Life meets at 7:11pm every Monday at the CL Building on the Square in Bedford Monroe County High School Campus Life meets at 7:11pm every Monday in a certain home each month Owen County Campus Life meets from 6:15-8:00pm every Wednesday at the Owen Valley Sports Complex Monroe County Middle School Campus Life meets every other Friday night at the YMCA next one is March 5th!

Contactinfo [at] southernhillsyfc.org
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Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County

Address615 S. Adams Street
Bloomington, IN 47403

The mission of the Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County is to provide services, programs, referrals, and advocacy for youth and community education on issues concerning youth. Since 1972, the Youth Services Bureau has provided services to the citizens of Monroe County, Indiana in an effort to strengthen families, divert youth from the juvenile justice system, and foster positive youth development. YSB offers services which promote positive family functioning and help lay the groundwork to build healthy, productive individuals. The Binkley House Youth Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

ContactKim Meyer (Director)
yshelter [at] co.monroe.in.us
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Youth Theatre, Inc.

AddressBloomington, IN

Youth Theatre, Inc. (YT) is a nonprofit organization that has been established to promote a quality, pre-professional summer theatre experience for the youth of Bloomington, Indiana and surrounding communities.

YT provides a venue for local youth to showcase their musical and dramatic skills, and to challenge the cast to develop as individual performers as they experience the thrill of live theatre. YT believes that finding self-expression through theatre can be a tremendously positive experience for young actors who are developing into adults. For those students who aspire to careers in the entertainment business, YT aims to recreate the experience of working within a professional theatre company. Toward that end, our performances feature professional venues, sets, and costumes in addition to live musicians.

Year Established2009
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