Mentoring Changes Lives
Redefining what is possible for children in Central Oregon: Matching professionally screened adult mentors (Bigs) and kids (Littles) to help shape a child’s future.
A mentor assures young people that someone cares, will be there through challenges, and help them see the strength in themselves. Mentoring has been shown to improve the futures of mentees through better grades, achievement of higher levels of education, and improved relationships. Essentially, young people with a mentor grow personally and have better social and economic opportunity than those who do not. Yet many kids in Central Oregon never have this opportunity.
For those who are mentoring, the experience not only offers the opportunity to have fun in our community and see the world through a youth's perspective, but builds leadership and management skills. It is an empowering way to touch the future.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon serves the Bend, Redmond, and Madras areas. We are a part of the nation’s largest mentoring network solely supported by donors and volunteers. Be someone who matters to someone who matters. Please join us to make a difference in a child’s life.
Big Brothers Big Sisters will be the beneficiary of the 2019 Oregon WinterFest held on February 15th-17th.
Please support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon and sign up as an Oregon Winterfest Volunteer! BBBSCO needs to provide over 80 volunteers to Oregon Winterfest. Last year, we raised more than $12,000 for the organization because of your volunteer support. Volunteers gain entry to Oregon Winterfest for the entire weekend! A shift is only 3-4 hours.
Nominate a Big With A Badge
BBBSCO is thrilled to announce our Bigs with Badges Program. Our goal is to match 10 children this summer with a mentor who is a badge wearing employee to help bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community. If you are, or know a person who is in any type of law enforcement, a paramedic or is a fire fighter, please nominate this potential Big online or by calling 541-312-6047!
Ashton Eaton's PSA
Our Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.