LOADING SOMETHING BIG
266

children and volunteers ready to be matched

203

ACTIVE MATCHES ACROSS SUMMIT, MEDINA AND STARK COUNTIES

812

HOURS OF ONE-TO-ONE MENTORING THIS WEEK

469

Children and Adults actively supported by the agency

Our Impact as of August 21, 2019

Our Mission

Create and support 1 to 1 mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Our Vision

All youth achieve their full potential

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Mentoring is about more than helping someone stay the course or achieve their potential. It’s about helping someone know they have value.

RALAND HATCHETT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Give Financially

Your financial support helps us provide our programs to children in our community who need it the most and will help us develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs.

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Donate Clothes

By simply cleaning out your closets and donating your gently used clothing, shoes and household items, you will be supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters and the work that we do.

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BE A BIG

For a few hours a week or month (depending on the program), you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing his or her perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing his or her life. And sometimes it’s as simple as playing video games, going to a museum, or just hanging out together.

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Get A Big

As a parent, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By giving them the opportunity to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you’re starting them down a path to an even brighter, more promising future.

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Give Financially

Your financial support helps us provide our programs to children in our community who need it the most and will help us develop more college grads, community leaders and entrepreneurs.More Info

Donate Clothes

By simply cleaning out your closets and donating your gently used clothing, shoes and household items, you will be supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters and the work that we do.More Info

BE A BIG

For a few hours a week or month (depending on the program), you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing his or her perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing his or her life. And sometimes it’s as simple as playing video games, going to a museum, or just hanging out together.More Info

Get A Big

As a parent, you recognize the potential of your child better than anyone. By giving them the opportunity to be part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, you’re starting them down a path to an even brighter, more promising future.More Info

Latest News

In the Community

Grapes For Kids’ Sake

Date: October 11, 2019

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Location: Portage Country Club 240 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303

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ST. HILARY’S

St. Hilary Parish is generously providing Christmas gifts for 15 families with children on our waiting list in 2018. Each year, their Giving Tree program serves over 1200 people in the community. We are thankful to St. Hilary for including our Littles and their siblings in this incredible program!

Polar Express Train Ride – (6 pairs of tickets for a Big and Little to ride the polar express together)

Date: December 8, 2018

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Akron Northside Station

RSVP: Frist come First serve

Akron Zips Home Basketball Games – (1 pairs of tickets for each game for a Big and Little to attend together with parking passes)

Dates

Game 1: Akron Zips vs. Marshall (December 15, 2018)

Game 4: Akron Zips vs. Detroit Mercy (December 1, 2018)

Game 6: Akron Zips vs.  Carnegie Mellon (December 30, 2018)

Site Based Program 2018

Our Site Based after School Programs are preparing for a new and exciting year at the follow schools in Summit, Medina, and Stark Counties, Inc.

  • Barberton Schools: Barberton Middle
  • Brunswick Schools:  Edwards Middle, Applewood Elementary, and Huntington Elementary
  • Medina Schools: Claggett Middle, Northrop Elementary, and Garfield Elementary
  • Wadsworth Schools: Lincoln Elementary, Franklin Elementary, and Central Intermediate
  • Akron Public Schools: Buchtel Middle School
  • Buckeye Schools: Buckeye Primary and Buckeye Intermediary
  • Plain Local Schools: Taft Elementary
  • Springfield Schools: Spring Hill Elementary

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