Congratulating our 2016 Spotlighted Matches!

Be a Mentor ▸

Charity Storage Auctions Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bid and win! ▸

Join us May 23 for Aveda Earth Jam, benefiting our kids

Sneak Peak ▸

Mark your calendar for special spring events!

For more information ▸

It’s not too late to donate!

Bowl for Kids' Sake Website ▸

Spotlighting the work we do together in the community!

Annual Report ▸

Change your community through the life of a child!

Be a Mentor ▸

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.

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 be a mentor, just a desire to help a child succeed. It is about developing a consistent friendship and empowering a child to succeed. It will be one of the most enjoyable and 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.

I'm ready to volunteer!

Still Have Some Questions?

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

From Our Community

From the social networks

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Don't forget free services day at Aveda Institute Columbus - tomorrow, March 29. Check it out and stop by either 1618 Neil or 1581 N. High. Suggested donation $10 benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters and our Camp Oty'Okwa. ... See MoreSee Less

Dont forget free services day at Aveda Institute Columbus - tomorrow, March 29. Check it out and stop by either 1618 Neil or 1581 N. High. Suggested donation $10 benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters and our Camp OtyOkwa.

Feels like spring and the grass is green! Thinking about your first mowing of the season? Our friends at Tri-Village Self Storage have organized a charity auction benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a great lawn mower is one of the great items. Bid on the contents of the storage locker, and you'll walk away with the mower AND a snow blower (which we all hope you won't need to use this year). Visit this website: www.storagetreasures.com/auctions/detail/398583for details and to bid! ... See MoreSee Less

Feels like spring and the grass is green! Thinking about your first mowing of the season? Our friends at Tri-Village Self Storage have organized a charity auction benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters, and a great lawn mower is one of the great items. Bid on the contents of the storage locker, and youll walk away with the mower AND a snow blower (which we all hope you wont need to use this year). Visit this website: https://www.storagetreasures.com/auctions/detail/398583for details and to bid!

Our good friends at Aveda Institute Columbus are planning a FREE SERVICES day benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters and our Camp Oty'Okwa on March 29. Check it out and stop by either 1618 Neil or 1581 N. High. Suggested donation $10! ... See MoreSee Less

Our good friends at Aveda Institute Columbus are planning a FREE SERVICES day benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters and our Camp OtyOkwa on March 29. Check it out and stop by either 1618 Neil or 1581 N. High. Suggested donation $10!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio shared Central Ohio Bowl for Kids' Sake's post.

Thanks a Million, Rockbridge!
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THANKS A MILLION!! Yesterday, we stopped by Rockbridge to celebrate a BIG milestone! Having participated in Bowl for Kids' Sake for the past 14 years their fundraising efforts have raised a grand tota...

Thanks a Million, Rockbridge!

Didn't make it to Chipotle for lunch? Don't worry - there is still plenty of time! Visit any Greater Columbus Chipotle before 10pm tonight and show this flyer to have 50% of the proceeds donated back to Big Brothers Big Sisters! ... See MoreSee Less

Didnt make it to Chipotle for lunch? Dont worry - there is still plenty of time! Visit any Greater Columbus Chipotle before 10pm tonight and show this flyer to have 50% of the proceeds donated back to Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio added an event.

Stop in to any Columbus area Chipotle, get a great meal, and help kids! Just show this post or tell the cashier you are supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, and 50% of the proceeds will be donated back to our agency! Be sure to share with family, friends and coworkers.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Chipotle Day

Big Brothers Big Sisters Chipotle Day

February 8, 2017, 10:45am

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

Stop in to any Columbus area Chipotle, get a great meal, and help kids! Just show this post or tell the cashier you are supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, and 50% of the proceeds wil...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Chipotle Day