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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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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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We welcome all years/makes/models to the 4th Annual Mario Knapp Memorial Car Show presented by Feazel benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio! Tomorrow, Saturday 9/23/17 at Quaker Steak &...

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Come on out the the 5K on September 30. Big thanks to the brothers of Alpha Sigma for supporting the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters and helping the kids we serve!
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Are you a female golfer whose golf game could use a little help? Join in our Mulligans and Mimosas female-focused one-hour golf clinic on Sept. 25, then go right out on the course at the Golf Club of Dublin and play in our Golf for Girls' Sake female-focused golf scramble! It all benefits our Girls Leadership Program at our Camp Oty'Okwa. For more information, visit www.GolfForGirlsSake.org! ... See MoreSee Less

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This is just one of many exciting moments that girls enjoyed during this summer's Girls Leadership Program at Camp Oty'Okwa. These girls had the chance to tour an airplane with Dr. Charissa Kendler, pilot and flight instructor. The Girls Leadership Program is made possible by Golf for Girls' Sake, our female-focused golf outing that is coming up again on Sept. 25. To register and join in this fun golf scramble, just visit www.GolfForGirlsSake.org. ... See MoreSee Less

This is just one of many exciting moments that girls enjoyed during this summers Girls Leadership Program at Camp OtyOkwa. These girls had the chance to tour an airplane with Dr. Charissa Kendler, pilot and flight instructor. The Girls Leadership Program is made possible by Golf for Girls Sake, our female-focused golf outing that is coming up again on Sept. 25. To register and join in this fun golf scramble, just visit www.GolfForGirlsSake.org.

Introducing "Mulligans and Mimosas", our pre-scramble golf clinic for women that will be held on Sept. 25, 10-11 a.m. It's a great way to learn and/or expand your golf game AND support the Girls Leadership Program at our Camp Oty'Okwa! You can attend Mulligans and Mimosas by itself OR put your new skills to work in our Golf for Girls' Sake female-focused scramble right after your clinic. For more information and to register, visit GolfForGirlsSake.org. ... See MoreSee Less

Introducing Mulligans and Mimosas, our pre-scramble golf clinic for women that will be held on Sept. 25, 10-11 a.m.  Its a great way to learn and/or expand your golf game AND support the Girls Leadership Program at our Camp OtyOkwa! You can attend Mulligans and Mimosas by itself OR put your new skills to work in our Golf for Girls Sake female-focused scramble right after your clinic. For more information and to register, visit GolfForGirlsSake.org.