Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. We have been the leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors children, ages 6 through 16, in communities across the country - including ours here in North Central Ohio.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission
The Mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Ohio, Inc. is to make a positive difference in the lives of youth through a professionally supported One-To-One relationship with a caring mentor, and help assist them in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become confident, competent and caring individuals.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Vision is successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools, and stronger communities for all.
Our Mentoring Programs Work
National research has shown that positive relationships between youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentors have a direct and measurable impact on children's lives. Local Research shows that the kids with a Big Brother or Big Sister show real differences in their personal and academic lives. Here in North Central Ohio, an evaluation is done every year. Last year the following is what whas reported by our volunteers and parents about the kids in our program:
- 84% of the children were reported to have increased their self-confidence
- 83% were said to be able to express thier feelings better
- 86% were reported to be able to show more trust toward their parent and volunteer
- 66% had a better attitude toward school
- 58% actually increased thier school performance
- 60% got along better with their peers and families