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 November Match of the Month!
Meet Little Brother James and Big Brother Casey! James is a 5th grader at Somerset Elementary and Casey is a senior at Sheridan High School. They have been matched in our After-School Buddies program for 3 years. James and Casey are two peas in a pod, they have similar interests, and have so much fun together.
One of their favorite activities together is making creative designs out of Legos. Casey always strives to make sure that James is doing his very best and cares a lot about his academic success. When asking Casey what the best thing about being a Big Brother is, he said, “I get to help someone who is not as fortunate as me. Being there for someone like James is the reason why I chose to be a Big.”
At the end of each program time, James always gives Casey a big hug. He is always so excited to see his Big each week. Casey and James are a great example of the impact an After-School Buddy can make.