About us

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL OHIO helps children realize their potential and build their futures. We nurture children and strengthen communities. And we couldn’t do any of it without you.

Changing Prespectives. Changing Lives.

Since 1933, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As part of the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, we make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across Ohio. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.


Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.


All youth achieve their full potential.

Ways to get involved

Whether you get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters as a donor, potential Big Brother or Big Sister, partner, advocate, or family member, you have the power to change a child’s future for the better.


By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers, and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving: High aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships Avoidance of risky behavior Educational success

After seeing a little girl speak about how much she loved her Big, Big Sister Darla knew instantly that’s what she was supposed to do. In 2014 Darla was matched with her Little Aaliyah. The two enjoy catching up over coffee and going shopping. Big Sister Darla owns a salon and Aaliyah visits occasionally, learning firsthand what it takes to be her own boss. As a 2020 high school graduate, Aaliyah is looking forward to college knowing Darla will be there for her every step of the way.

“I see us being together forever.” Big Sister Darla

Couples Bigs Jeff and Vicki Malesky began volunteering at Windsor STEM Academy through their employer, Nationwide. When they met their Little Anthony, the trio instantly clicked. After their first year of participating in our School-based program, the Maleskys felt compelled to do more for Anthony so they transitioned to a Community-based match. Now they are helping Anthony work towards his goals of controlling his emotions and fostering his love of reading. The Maleskys can also be found cheering from the stands at Anthony’s football games.

“Anthony continues to make us laugh and enjoy our time together. He brings smiles and sunshine to our lives.” Big Sister Vicki