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High School Mentors Needed

Buddies Flyer 2015Big Brothers Big Sisters still needs volunteers to be a Big for its After School Buddies Programs.  In this program, volunteers would meet with a child from an area school for weekly activities during the after school hours.  This year we will have programs at Read more →

$10,000 Hole-in-One Winner, Evelyn Lenski

DSC_1871Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert Counties couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate the 20th Annual Golf for Kids’ Sake at the Mercer County Elks Golf Course. The weather was perfect for a day at the golf course on July 27th. Thanks to all the corporations that sponsored the event along with all the golfers that came out and supported youth mentoring. We were able to raise $9,000 to put towards the various youth mentoring programs that Big Brothers Big Sisters offers in Mercer, Auglaize, & Van Wert Counties.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters receives $58,000

CELINA — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, and Van Wert counties was recently awarded $58,200 through a new Ohio Department of Education program.

The Community Connectors is a new school mentorship program meant to bring together families, community organizations, faith-based organizations, businesses, and others to help motivate and inspire Ohio students. The program awarded $6.8 million in its first year this year to be shared among 82 community partnerships. Read more →

Jeneration Fitness Takes a Spin with Big Brothers Big Sisters

grand opening - AbbyAs you may already know, Jen Thompson, owner of Jeneration Fitness, is competing as a star dancer in the upcoming Dancing with the BIG Stars, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer, Auglaize, and Van Wert Counties (BBBS). BBBS provides youth facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better forever. The agency offers various youth mentoring programs including Community Based Mentoring, After School Buddies Programs, Lunch Club Programs, Supper Club, and AmachiOhio. Read more →