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 June Match of the Month!
Meet Little Brother Colton and his Big Brother Jacob! Colton is a 5th grader at Glenford Elementary School and Jacob is a Senior at Sheridan High school. This is their first year being matched together in the After School Buddies Program.There was an immediate connection between the two. They have similar personalities and are both very outgoing. Colton and Jacob enjoy playing board games and reading books together.
One of Colton’s favorite parts of program days was when Jacob would start out by reading a book to everyone while they finished their snack. Colton says that Jacob is funny, kind, nice, and very helpful. Jacob said that his favorite thing about Colton is how energetic he is, but he could always settle down so that they could work together. When asking Jacob about what his favorite memory of the match was he said, “seeing how genuinely excited Colton was about seeing him after the first couple weeks of program.”
Now, both Colton and Jacob are going to be experiencing a huge life transition. Colton is moving onto middle school, while Jacob is graduating high school and joining the Air Force! Jacob said, “What I’m going to miss most about Big Brothers Big Sisters is the fact that I get to make a growing impact on the lives of youth.”
Both Colton and Jacob are going to be greatly missed! Good Luck to the both of you on your new journeys!