111 South Broad Street, Suite 106 Lancaster, OH 43130 Phone: 740.687.9477
Start a College Grad 67% of former Littles surveyed agree that their Big played a role in their decision to attend college.
Our Mentoring Works Research shows the positive effect that our one-to-one mentoring programs have on a child's life. << Read on
The gift you make today will change a child's life forever.
Big Brothers Big Sisters targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little. Making these matches, and performing all the background work involved with them, is possible because of donations from people like you. It's also why we're able to offer such a wide variety of programs that pair children, ages 6 through 18, with role models in one-to-one relationships.
Core programs: Community-Based Mentoring & School-Based Mentoring Special Programs: Amachi Program
HOW DO BIGS AND LITTLES GET MATCHED?
COMMON INTERESTS We spend time getting to know Bigs and Littles to make a good match and lasting friendship. Do you both like sports, music or surfing? We look for things you have in common so you will always have fun together.
How a Big becomes a Big-and a Little, a Little.
Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through an extensive background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. And we provide full support from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, fruitful friendships. Itís also important to note that the entire matching process is made possible through donations-we canít do what we do best without them! Whatís a Big and Little to do?
Each match is unique. Getting together doesnít require a special occasion or expensive activity-just a few hours every month doing things the Little and Big already enjoy. For example: • Playing catch • Reading books • Getting ice cream • Going to a museum • Providing advice and inspiration