Building Competence, Confidence and Success in Children

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a youth mentoring program that matches caring volunteers, as mentors, with children. We currently do this through Community Based Mentoring and School Based Mentoring.


Active Children


Years of Service


Children Served since 1973


Mentors involved since 1973

Our effects

Over the years we have drastically improved the lives of children by giving them a mentor to teach them and to look up to. A recent study conducted by Private & Public Ventures examined the effects of BBBS mentoring on youth and found that, compared to peers, Little Brothers and Little Sisters who met with their Bigs regularly were:






46% less likely to use drugs

27% less likely to drink

33% felt more supported

52% less likely to skip school

37% perform better in school

33% less likely to act violently

Meet our Staff!

Beverly Pearch Vice President of Programs

Mandy Thomas Mentoring Specialist

Brittany Carman Mentoring Specialist

Olivia Scally Mentoring Specialist

Lindsey Jones Operations Assistant

Meet our Board of Directors!


Todd Dennison, Brown Wood Inc.
President of the Board

Kevin Warrene, RJ Matthews Company
Vice President of the Board

Denise McConnell, The Ramada Inn
Past President of the Board

Harry Hopson, Allied Machine and Engineering
Secretary of the Board

Daniel Long, Republic State Mortgage
Board Member


Alyssa Waller, The Commercial & Savings Bank
Board Member

James Crandall, Muskingum Watershed Conversancy District
Board Member

Shanna Burky, WTUZ Radio 99.9 FM
Board Member

Kiley Kendall, Edward Jones
Board Member

Nicky Troyer, The Troyer Corporation
Board Member

Dave Schirner, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Board Member

Adam Wilgus, Tuscarawas County Juvenile Court
Board Member