Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio
With the new school year starting, the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based program has had to change to reflect the new format each school is taking to combat COVID-19. Learn how each school is operating with the program this year, though we’re very conscious that things could change based on the pandemic.
Join the mentoring specialists from Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio – Brittany, Sarah, Abby, and Mandy – as they provide all the details that parents and children need to know.
Every child needs as many positive role models as possible. So what are you waiting for?
About the Show
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio will be kicking off their recruitment campaign, “Match Madness,” by releasing 2 podcast episodes each week during the month of July. The goal of the campaign is to get 10 matches for kids who are currently waiting for a mentor. The agency currently has 26 waiting littles, some of whom have been on the list for 5 years. There are 22 boys and 4 girls on the waiting list, 8 from Carroll County and 18 from Tuscarawas County. The kids range in age from 7-16.
BBBS is looking for individuals in the community who want to make an impact. Bigs are men and women of all ages who live in Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties. Being a Big means spending a few hours a month to invest in the life and future of a child. You can include your little in activities you enjoy doing on a regular basis, such as shopping. dining, playing outside, watching movies, and spending time with your family. Support and encouragement from a Big can help improve many skills for a child, including self-confidence, healthy relationships, academics, and resiliency. Are you an adult who cares for children and wants them to reach their full potential?
During the COVID crisis, no matches were made due to the nationwide shut-down leading to a decrease in applications. And the kids are still waiting. Due to the isolation of the crisis, mentoring is now more important than ever. If you’re unable to volunteer but still want to help, BBBS is looking for sponsors to help fund the matches.
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a youth mentoring program that matches caring volunteers with children. We currently have two programs that we offer.
- Community Based Program: Matches an adult mentor with a child.
- School Based Mentoring Program: Matches high school students/young adults with grade school aged children for an in school mentoring program.