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WHAT WE DO

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio is all about mentoring! We match caring volunteers with kids facing adversity to provide professionally-supported, structured mentoring relationships that have a measurable positive impact on our youth, our mentors and our community. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities that fit every schedule: community-based mentoring and school-based mentoring, including PROJECT MENTOR.

Our Ohio Footprint

Our network of affiliated offices serves kids in 14 Ohio counties! Last year, including our affiliated agencies, we served more than 7,000 Ohio kids in one-to-one mentoring relationships and at our Camp Oty’Okwa. In addition, MENTOR Central Ohio is increasing the quality and quantity of mentoring in Ohio. Our main office is in Columbus, and our family of affiliates includes:

What Does It Take To Be A Mentor?

It doesn't take any special skills or education to mentor in our community-based or school-based (including PROJECT MENTOR) programs, just a desire to help a child succeed. It is about developing a friendship and empowering a child. It will be one of the most fulfilling things you do, and you will be a force for change in our community.

Watch Kenny and Daryle's Story

How Do Bigs And Littles Get Matched?

Common Interests

We spend time getting to know volunteers and kids to make a good match and lasting friendship. Do you both like sports, music or reading? We look for things you have in common so you will have a good basis to develop a friendship.

Our Programs

How Do I Become A Mentor?

Community

There are many ways to get involved with us! Here are a few: Follow us on social media, advocate for us through your networks, make a donation or provide in-kind support, help beautify Camp Oty'Okwa to prepare for campers, or sponsor a school supply drive or third party event.

I'm ready to volunteer!

Still Have Some Questions?

Please get in touch if you want more information. We want to talk to you!

From Our Community

From the social networks

BBBScentralOH on Facebook

Match Spotlight: Alec & Thomas

This Aug. Alec & Thomas are celebrating 7 years as a match! They recently went to the Kids on Track event and had a BLAST. They are joining Big Futures this school year, and have exciting things ahead!

Congratulations on 7 years as a match Alec & Thomas!

Start your engines, defenders! Join us at our next orientation webinar to learn how to become a #Big: ow.ly/WHBM50vDfRU

#RealMenMentor #BBBSCentralOH #MatchSpotlight #IgnitingPotential #DefendingPotential #EmpoweringPotential
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Congratulations to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware Co for your partnership with Greif, Inc.!

Greif, Inc. has become a 2019 Delaware Co Bowl for Kids' Sake Corporate Sponsor! Thank you Greif, Inc. for being #DefendersofPotential for Delaware County youth.

Bowl for Kids' Sake is the most fun you’ll have in rented shoes! Raise funds to change a child’s life for the better, forever.​ Join the fun, in Delaware County, on November 3rd, from 12-4pm at Delaware Lanes.

For more information visit:
online.bbbscentralohio.org/DelawareBFKS2019

#DelCoBFKS19 #bbbsdelco #Bowl4Kids #Mentor #ThankYouThursday
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Join us Sept. 7th at Camp Oty'Okwa for:
How’s the water? Let’s ask the fish and bugs!

Did you know the fish and aquatic insects that live within Ohio’s rivers and streams can tell a story about water quality? Fish and aquatic insects are great indicators of stream health. Some species are sensitive to habitat loss and pollution while others can tolerate and thrive in poor water quality. Join water quality expert Kelly Capuzzi to learn about the species of fish and macroinvertebrates that live in the Hocking Hills region.

Registration Cost: $35, lunch included
A Naturalist Guide to the Fishes of Ohio book: $30

Registration Contact: Jsomerville@bbbscentralohio.org or 740-385-5279

For more details visit: www.facebook.com/events/2265229606892705/
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11 years and still going strong- Kanisha credits her Big Sister Jacci with helping her tremendously through her college years.

"We are still very close, she lives 10 minutes away from me and we probably see each other at least once a week."

Let your match story be an inspiration to someone today!
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