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 April Match of the Month!
Meet Little Sister Maci and Big Sister Ryleigh! Maci is a 4th grader at Jackson Intermediate School and Ryleigh is a Junior at Lakewood High School. They are in their second year of the Lunch Buddies program.
When Maci entered the program, she was a very shy 3rd grader. She was very bright and artistically talented but lacked self confidence in making friends and feeling comfortable in social situations. Enter Ryleigh, an outgoing and involved high school student, who wanted to be her Big Buddy on Thursdays at lunch time. Ryleigh, through listening, mentoring, and friendship, helped Maci gain the self confidence needed to make friends and try new things. About her match, Maci says, “I love everything about Ryleigh! She has helped me become more confident and even run for student council!” Ryleigh shared that she learned that she could help Maci by building on her strengths.
By the hugs and smiles each week during Lunch Buddy time, this match has blossomed into a wonderful friendship for both the Little and the Big!