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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 7,400 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.

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.

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Still Have Some Questions?

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

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Meet Jashad and CJ! Jashad has the most mesmerizing smile you have ever seen! They are hanging out at a school based program kick off and they hit it off right away! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio is in mid Project Mentor kick off season!#startsomethingtoday! ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Jashad and CJ! Jashad has the most mesmerizing smile you have ever seen! They are hanging out at a school based program kick off and they hit it off right away! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio is in mid Project Mentor kick off season!#startsomethingtoday!

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C.J. JonesIt was great meeting JaShad today!

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Dena Rigdon BerkAwesome!

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David HarveyGood for you buddy

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Karen Satterfield SanfordThat’s awesome CJ!!

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Heather PopadychYeah! Ceej!!

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Make a pumpkin workout your new Halloween tradition. Yes, youll be working out with a pumpkin with our friends at Improvement Warrior Fitness, and the proceeds will support Big Brothers Big Sisters! Visit here for more information and to register: http://www.improvementwarriorfitness.com/pumpkin9/

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