Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio offers a menu of services
flexible enough to meet a variety of mentoring needs. Children may be enrolled
in our program from ages four to fifteen and then can remain with a Big Brother
or Big Sister until they graduate from high school.
- Traditional Mentoring: Provides children ages 4-18
years old with a mentoring relationship with a qualified adult volunteer
in which the "match" spends a few hours each week enjoying activities together
and building a strong and lasting relationship.
- School Based Mentoring: Serves children ages 4-18
years old with a mentoring relationship in a supervised group setting at
a predetermined site for one hour, one day a week.
- Positive Connections (Community-based Lucas): Provides
services to children ages 8-15 years old who have a parent or loved one with
a mental illness. This project partners with the National Alliance for the
- The M-3 Project: Provides services to children ages
4-18 years old in an effort to help them avoid being drawn into alcohol,
nicotine or other drug use.
- WIA Project: A Mentoring Tescera: Employs mentoring
and job coaching to help students ages 16-18 years old improve academic
achievement, develop job skills, enjoy a mentor/mentee matching relationship
and have positive work experiences.
- Mentoring For a Day: Matches volunteers and children from
our waiting list in a one time special activity.
- Lucas County Children Services: Provides individual
and group mentoring services to children between the ages of 6 to 12 years of age
who are currently in foster care placement.
Children (Littles) Requirements
- Between the ages of 4-18
- Part of a family who demonstrates a need
- Live within the service area
- Willing to participate