**Bowl for Kids' Sake** It's our biggest -- and most fun -- event of the year. Register today and start fundraising! It all concludes on February 15, 2014 with a big family-friendly party at Columbus Square Bowling Palace for all of our bowlers! Please click here.
Celebrate Community Heroes & Their Mentees at the 2014 Mentoring Celebration on January 21. It is a very special event hosted by our Mentoring Center of Central Ohio, and spotlighting Mentoring Center Partner Agencies. Emceed by Mike Jackson of NBC4, this Celebration is a don't miss inspirational event! For details, please click here. To register or purchase a table, please click here. Please note: All attending MUST register!
Holidays in the CountryJoin us for this old-fashioned family holiday celebration and silent auction, all benefitting our Camp Oty'Okwa's Camper Scholarship Fund. It's at beautiful Camp Oty'Okwa in the Hocking Hills on December 14 from 4:30 - 8:30 pm. For more information, please click here to visit the Camp Oty'Okwa website.
**Hispanic Mentoring**Haga clic aqui para mas informacion en Espanol.
Hot Off The Press: Our 2013 Annual Report! Click here to view the pdf.
Springfield Bowl for Kids' Sake!You can still sponsor a bowler for the 2013 Springfield Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraising event! Click here!
There's Still Time! You can still donate to support an Edger who went Over the Edge for Kids' Sake on June 21! To make an Over the Edge for Kids' Sake donation, please click here!
The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio To donate or learn more about our Mentoring Center of Central Ohio, please click here.
Adult Education at Camp Oty'Okwa Did you know we partner with Ashland University to offer Adult Education courses at our Camp Oty'Okwa? Courses carry 15 contact hours or 1 semester hour of graduate credit. For course descriptions, schedule and registration forms, please click here.
Volunteer Application For Franklin, Delaware and Union Counties
View Our Financials Click here for our 2013 Annual Report. Click here for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio's IRS Form 990 or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Springfield's IRS Form 990.
Media Representatives on deadline: Please call Mary Palkowski at (614) 839-2447, ext. 110 (office) or (312) 969-4852 (cell).
WELCOME TO BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF CENTRAL OHIO!
Do you remember a special person who brought excitement to the everyday, broadened your horizons and put little moments of magic into your life? By becoming a volunteer mentor, you can do the same for a child, and you will both be forever changed by the experience! Children need adult friends to help guide them through life's many obstacles. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio has a rich history of nurturing friendships between caring adult volunteers and children. Since 1933, Big Brothers Big Sisters has made a difference in the lives of more than 100,000 central Ohio youth through our mentoring and camping programs!
Bowl for Kids' Sake!
Start a Team! Register and Start Fundraising Today!
And plan to celebrate with us on February 15, 2014! For more information and to register, please click here.
Thanks for supporting the 2013 Clark Kellogg Tip-Off Classic!
This exciting day of basketball on December 7 benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Central Ohio Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Special thanks to the following generous sponsors:
Here are some game highlights:
Learn more about the new Hemlock Youth Action Team by visiting our Camp Oty'Okwa website!
VOLUNTEER TO JOIN PROJECT MENTOR!
GROW! Become a mentor. Succeed together.
To learn more, please click here.
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JIM MERKEL WINS NATIONAL BOARD CHALLENGE!
Jim Merkel, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio Board Member, was just named the winner of the NATIONAL Big Brothers Big Sisters Board Member Challenge for Bowl for Kids' Sake. We are very proud and thankful to Jim!
Jim is President and CEO of Rockbridge, our agency's #1 Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser. In 2013, Rockbridge raised more than $90,000! Special thanks goes to Jim and Rockbridge for all you do for central Ohio kids.
THINK SUMMER - THINK CAMP OTY'OKWA!
Please take 4 minutes to view this inspiring video of kids at our Camp Oty'Okwa and learn how you can help make these life-changing experiences available for more kids!
THE INSPIRING STORY OF A FORMER LITTLE BROTHER AND HIS BIG BROTHER(as seen on NBC4i)
Click here to view and download a pdf of the our webinar presentation designed to help volunteers better understand their Menee's family dynamics.
Click here to view and download a pdf of our new caregiver's guide, called Strengthening Bonds and Creating Connections. It includes answers to difficult questions children ask about their incarcerated loved one. Recently published by Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Ohio and The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, this booklet is very useful for Caregivers and Mentors of children whose parents are incarcerated.
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