Why Mentoring?

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, Madras, Prineville, and La Pine 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.

Comedy For Kids' Sake

Comedy For Kids' Sake will return this fall! 

Save the date: October 4, 2024
In a New Location: Tetherow Pavillion
Including 3 Course Dinner, Beer and Wine

Featuring the comedy of Andrew Sleighter
With MC Tyler Boeh and Auctioneer Molly May

Tickets available starting July 15th


Request a Lunch & learn

A Lunch & Learn is a FREE opportunity for you and your coworkers to enjoy a casual lunch at your office while learning about Big Brothers Big Sisters and the many different ways you can get involved!

We're available for virtual and in-person Lunch & Learns - whichever you prefer! SIGN UP NOW.

Bonus: This opportunity doesn’t have to take place over the lunch hour! You can schedule a breakfast, snack break, or during an already scheduled meeting for us to come speak to your company. Meeting times can be adjusted but usually last around 30 minutes.

Nominate a Big With A Badge

BBBSCO is thrilled to announce our Bigs with Badges Program.  Our goal is to match children with mentors who are badge wearing employees 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 by calling 541-312-6047!



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Our Mission

Our Mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the promise and power of youth.