Big Brother Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio

Vision: all children achieve success in life.

Mission: provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

Accountability: by partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:

• Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships

• Avoidance of risky behaviors

• Educational success

Our Programs Start Something

Here's the proof. National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and their Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. By participating in our programs, Little Brothers and Sisters are:

  • more confident in their schoolwork performance
  • able to get along better with their families
  • 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
  • 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
  • 52% less likely to skip school.

January is Mentor Month

Two hours a week. You could go to a Walleye game. Or maybe see a movie. Or, you could change a life forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters is recruiting mentors. A Mentor doesn’t need any special skills or training — just a positive attitude and the desire to help one child achieve their potential. There are 168 hours in a week. Your Little only needs two. Become a Big today. And make a Big difference in the life of a child. Call 419.243.4600 or email us at to start the process today.

Start Something Big Brothers Big Sisters
Think of the possibilities… What will you start?