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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 7,900 Ohio kids in one-to-one mentoring relationships and at our Camp Oty’Okwa. In addition, our Mentoring Center of 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Visit our friends at Blaze Pizza, 7166 N. High St., Worthington from 5-8 p.m. tonight (Jan. 23). Bring this flyer and 20% will be donated back to Big Brothers Big Sisters! Thanks, Blaze Pizza! #BlazePizza #BBBSCentralOH ... See MoreSee Less

Visit our friends at Blaze Pizza, 7166 N. High St., Worthington from 5-8 p.m. tonight (Jan. 23). Bring this flyer and 20% will be donated back to Big Brothers Big Sisters! Thanks, Blaze Pizza! #BlazePizza #BBBSCentralOH

Alumni Little Brother Tiwuan Atchley is studying at Wittenberg University, and wanted to share his story during National Mentoring Month. His Big Brother, Andrei Terpylak, had a positive impact on his life. You, too, can help a waiting Little stay on track for success. Message us or visit ow.ly/FHKG30hxceJ to volunteer. #BBBSCentralOH #OurBigStories ... See MoreSee Less

Here is Alumni Little Brother Tiwuan Atchley, a Wittenberg University student, with his Big Brothers Big Sisters story! You, too, can help a waiting Little stay on track for success. Message us or visit ow.ly/YPQB30hxcNQ to volunteer. #BBBSCentralOH #OurBigStories ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Mentoring Month! Karina Nova of 10TV has been a mentor in our program for 6 years, and she loves to tell people about her experience! To volunteer to help a child like Karina does, message us or visit ow.ly/s8FP30hIs5H. #BBBSCentralOH #OurBigStories ... See MoreSee Less

Here's a Little Brother in our program enjoying the fun in learning at COSI Columbus' Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! in downtown Columbus. What a great way to celebrate National Mentoring Month with your Little or family! Visit ow.ly/H5Gu30hSwRm for more information. #BBBSCentralOH #COSIScience #PowerBigFutures ... See MoreSee Less

Heres a Little Brother in our program enjoying the fun in learning at COSI Columbus Dynamic Hands-On Science Center! in downtown Columbus. What a great way to celebrate National Mentoring Month with your Little or family! Visit http://ow.ly/H5Gu30hSwRm for more information. #BBBSCentralOH #COSIScience #PowerBigFutures

#Didyouknow when you park Easton Town Center during January and February, you will be helping the kids we serve? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio will receive a portion of the proceeds from the parking meters and tickets those months, thanks to the 2018 Easton Change for Charity program! #EastonTownCtr #BBBSCentralOhio #PowerBigFutures ... See MoreSee Less