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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.

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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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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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BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse at Polaris is our next FUNdraising event! Come get some fantastic food and bubbly brews on December 13th at their Polaris location. When you bring in one of the flyers attached, 20% of your check will go to BBBS! #BBBSCentralOH ow.ly/d/75Zp ... See MoreSee Less

BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse at Polaris is our next FUNdraising event! Come get some fantastic food and bubbly brews on December 13th at their Polaris location. When you bring in one of the flyers attached, 20% of your check will go to BBBS! #BBBSCentralOH http://ow.ly/d/75Zp

We love seeing friends come together to have a good time! Last night, kids like Darnell here had a blast at the holiday skating party! #BBBSCentralOH ... See MoreSee Less

We love seeing friends come together to have a good time! Last night, kids like Darnell here had a blast at the holiday skating party! #BBBSCentralOH

Did YOU know that there are 9 million kids today growing up without someone to mentor them? BBBS strives to lower this number and give lifelong mentoring relationships to the kids facing adversity. You can help too! For more info, visit: ow.ly/v2wB30h6hEh #BBBSCentralOH ... See MoreSee Less

Did YOU know that there are 9 million kids today growing up without someone to mentor them? BBBS strives to lower this number and give lifelong mentoring relationships to the kids facing adversity. You can help too! For more info, visit:  http://ow.ly/v2wB30h6hEh #BBBSCentralOH

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio shared Rockbridge's post.

Thank you, Rockbridge, for partnering with us to serve more kids!
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We turned our chefs loose in the kitchen for our traditional Rockbridge Chili Cook-off Competition. The result was an all-out chili jamboree! Thanks to all our top-notch chefs (Rachael, Debbie, Kath...

Thank you, Rockbridge, for partnering with us to serve more kids!

We know what YOU'RE doing tonight! You're going to Max & Erma's in Hilliard for dinner to support BBBS' FUNdraiser! 20% of all proceeds when you bring in the flyer attached will go right to supporting our mentoring programs at BBBS. See you there! #BBBSCentralOH ow.ly/d/75Zk ... See MoreSee Less

We know what YOURE doing tonight! Youre going to Max & Ermas in Hilliard for dinner to support BBBS FUNdraiser! 20% of all proceeds when you bring in the flyer attached will go right to supporting our mentoring programs at BBBS. See you there! #BBBSCentralOH http://ow.ly/d/75Zk