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.
Years of Service
Children Served since 1973
Mentors involved since 1973
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!
President & CEO
Director of Development & Marketing
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
Alyssa Waller, The Commercial & Savings Bank
James Crandall, Muskingum Watershed Conversancy District
Shanna Burky, WTUZ Radio 99.9 FM
Kiley Kendall, Edward Jones
Nicky Troyer, The Troyer Corporation
Dave Schirner, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio
Adam Wilgus, Tuscarawas County Juvenile Court