So many ways to get started
Looking to get involved? Whether you’re interested in enrolling your child, donating, or stepping up as a Big, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Licking and Perry Counties offers several ways to become a part of what we do.
Changing Lives for the Better, Forever
Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity for the better, forever. We operate in communities across Licking and Perry Counties. Our mentors work with children in the community and in their schools.
Our unique brand of one-to-one mentoring has a Big impact across our communities (and nation!).
What do we achieve?
Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children achieve success in school, helps them avoid risky behaviors such as getting into fights and trying drugs and alcohol, and helps them improve their self-confidence. We hold ourselves accountable to our supporters by regularly measuring our impact.
Whom do we serve?
Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity between 6 and 18 years of age. Our network of volunteers, donors and supporters comes from all walks of life and all backgrounds.
What do we do?
Our unique brand of one-to-one mentoring, in which a child facing adversity is carefully matched with a caring adult mentor in a relationship supported by professional Big Brothers Big Sisters staff members, changes lives for the better forever.
Meet our February Match of the Month!
What do a Senior Citizen and a 1st grader have in common? Evidently quite a lot. Big Sister Carol and Little Sister Ella have been matched since November 15, 2017. Carol began working with Ella in the first grade on learning her sight words and now they share a love of reading, as well as working on multiplication facts, playing games, and making crafts. When the weather is nice, they are also spotted out on the playground together.
Little Sister Ella enjoys being involved in her school activities which include the Walking Club and Panther Chorale. During the summer, Ella can be found at Mound City on the softball field. Big Sister Carol enjoys spending her time reading and participating in Bible studies. Carol is very involved in her Great Granddaughter’s life and enjoys spending time with her. Recently, Carol began teaching herself how to watercolor.
The best piece of their match is the trust between them and the friendship that bonds them. If you have the time and the interest, to become involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters in the Lunch Buddy program like Carol did, please call our office at 740-349-9646. You provide the time, and we will provide the tools to make a lasting friendship like Ella and Carol.