LOADING SOMETHING BIG
233

children and volunteers ready to be matched

230

ACTIVE MATCHES ACROSS SUMMIT, MEDINA AND STARK COUNTIES

923

HOURS OF ONE-TO-ONE MENTORING THIS WEEK

233

Children and Adults actively supported by the agency

Our Impact as of October 6, 2018

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

All children achieve success in life.

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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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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

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

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In the Community

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!

BBBS Fall Harvest Celebration

Come enjoy a free night of fun filled with pizza and snacks, music, movies, costumes contests, cake walks, a mummy wrap, monster bowling, cookie decorating and more! Hosted by the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Staff. Where- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina, and Stark Counties, Inc.-50 S. Main Street suite LL110 Akron, Ohio 44308-When: Friday, October 26, 2018 Time: 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM

10th Anniversary of Grapes for Kids’ Sake

Our 10th Annual Grapes for Kids’ Sake, presented by Signet Jewelers, offers this year’s guests a new and exciting venue, excellent wine and food pairings, live entertainment and an exciting silent and live auction. We will host over 150 of our friends and supporters at Lake Forest Country Club as we honor our Community Person of the Year. We are on target to beat last year’s fundraising record, thanks to thanks to the generosity of our guests and sponsors!

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

2018-2019 Akron Civic Theatre Season

Rumpelstiltskin presented by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati @ the Akron Civic Theatre on Oct. 14th @ 2:30pm. We are fortunate to have a partnership with the Akron Civic Theatre which provides ticket to a number of performances during their theatre season. For information about tickets, please contact our office at 330-376-6503

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