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MENTORING CELEBRATION: "It's all about the kids" Spotlighting youth doing positive things around central Ohio....With keynoter Clark Kellogg and Emcee Matt Barnes of NBC 4! Join us for this inspirational event on January 20. For more information, visit our Mentoring Center of Central Ohio's website. To register and/or purchase a table, please click here.

Our favorite time of year: Bowl for Kids' Sake! Get ready to join us for our largest and most fun fundraising event of the year: Bowl for Kids' Sake! Read all about it here. It culminates with an all-day bowling thank you party on March 7, 2015, but it is time to register your team and start fundraising right now!

The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio: To donate or learn more about our Mentoring Center of Central Ohio, please click here.

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Hispanic Mentoring: Haga clic aqui para mas informacion en Espanol.

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.

View Our 2014 Annual Report: It's hot off the press! Click here for our 2014 Annual Report.

View Our Financials: Click here for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio's IRS Form 990 or click here for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Springfield's IRS Form 990.

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.Mentoring for Children of Incarcerated Parents Learn more about our program to help children of incarcerated parents.

 

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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 them achieve success. 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 kids!

We are a family of offices, aligned to serve kids in 13 Ohio counties. Our headquarters is in Columbus, and that office serves Franklin County kids. To learn about our local offices, please click below.

 

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10TV INTERVIEWS OUR MATCH

One of our mentoring matches, Big Brother Roger Madison and Little Brother Dyonmarte, were interviewed by 10TV as part of United Way of Central Ohio's Unite to Fight Poverty campaign! Click here to view the inspirational segment that ran on 10TV!

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THIRD ANNUAL CLARK KELLOGG CLASSIC

The third annual Clark Kellogg Classic, presented by CareSource and McDonald's of Central Ohio, was held on December 6 at Ohio Dominican University. Local and state basketball powers met in this one-day classic to showcase their teams and give fans a chance to support worthy organizations. Three of Clark Kellogg's favorite charities -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, and Central Ohio Fellowship of Christian Athletes were the beneficiaries!

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OUR 2014 SPOTLIGHTED MATCHES STOLE THE SHOW!

At our Annual Meeting on November 6, our 2014 Spotlighted Matches told their inspiring stories. In case you were unable to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting, here is your chance to see our Spotlighted Matches in action!

 

And here is our Alumni Little Brother telling his story:

 

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OUR FAMILY HAS GROWN

Effective September 1, 2014, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio (headquartered in Chillicothe) formally aligned with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio with the goal of providing the impact of one-to-one mentoring services to more children in Tuscarawas and Carroll counties. To view the press release, please click here. To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio, please click here.

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WE MADE THE FRONT PAGE

Kids need help to achieve success in their lives...they need YOU! The Columbus Dispatch ran a very inspiring story about two very inspiring matches on Saturday, June 21, and we hope it inspires many more people to volunteer to mentor a child! Click here to see the front-page story! To learn more about how YOU or your Company or organization can help, give us a call at 614-839-2447.

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VOLUNTEER TO JOIN PROJECT MENTOR!

GROW! Become a mentor. Succeed together.


To learn more, please click here.

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HISPANIC MENTORING

es un programa de Big Brothers Big Sisters del Centro de Ohio disenado para crear un impacto positivo en nuestra comunidad Latina. Haga clic aqui para mas informacion en Espanol.

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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!

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THE INSPIRING STORY OF A FORMER LITTLE BROTHER AND HIS BIG BROTHER



(as seen on NBC4i)  

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CHECK OUT NEW TRAINING MATERIALS FOR VOLUNTEERS!

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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