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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

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Want to start mentoring in the fall? Become a school-based mentor and have one hour of guided interaction a week with a child in your community.

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WELCOME TO BIG FUTURES EVENT
9th and 10th graders, Mentors and Parents

August 12th, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Columbus Main Branch Library, Auditorium
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio hopes to help close the opportunity gap that exists for far too many kids in Central Ohio through mentorships. Their mission is “to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.” Last year Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio helped over 6,200 kids and another 823 through their affiliated offices and agencies. They offer a variety of volunteer opportunities that fit every schedule: community-based mentoring and school-based mentoring, including PROJECT MENTOR. #ShareYourStory

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Register for the July 10th, Mentor Orientation Webinar: ow.ly/f2yR50tZAJL

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