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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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From Our Community

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Chanie Scott
Here's Chanie Scott, who recruits our volunteers. She loves meeting all the people in our community who want to give back by mentoring a child! You, too, can volunteer - just message us or visit ow.ly/1kyF30iiO4y. #BBBSCentralOH #PowerBigFutures
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Happy Valentine's Day! If you're a Big, why not celebrate this special day with your Little creating fun Valentine's Day themed crafts to give to those important people in your lives! #BBBSCentralOH #PowerBigFutures ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Valentines Day! If youre a Big, why not celebrate this special day with your Little creating fun Valentines Day themed crafts to give to those important people in your lives! #BBBSCentralOH #PowerBigFutures

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio shared Affinity Memorial Chapel's live video.

Affinity Memorial Chapel
Thanks for coming to Bowl for Kids' Sake, Affinity Memorial Chapel. It was great to see you there!
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AFFINITY at the Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio Bowl event

To celebrate Black History Month, the Ohio Statehouse is hosting an art exhibit called "The Power of One" which features artwork from K-3 students on what they would do if they had to do something courageous. The exhibit is free and open to the public in the Map Room on the first level of the Statehouse. What a great activity for Bigs&Littles! #BBBSCentralOH #PowerBigFutures ... See MoreSee Less