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. 

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, 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.

Bowl For Kids' Sake

Our 20th annual Bowl For Kids' Sake is Coming! Gather your team and get ready for the most fun you'll have in rented shoes!
This year's theme is DEFENDERS OF POTENTIAL: Come dressed as your favorite superhero!

This year's event will be on April 26th, with two flights: 4:00 - 6:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 PM,
at the Sun Mountain Family Fun Center

Ways to get involved with Bowl for Kids' Sake 2019:
- Become a Bowl for Kids' Sake Sponsor  (See our online Sponsor Packet.)
- Register as a Bowler or Team Captain
- Donate to a Bowler
- Thank one of our 2019 BFKS Sponsors

More about becoming a 2019 Bowl for Kids' Sake sponsor: Sponsor packages range from $1000 to $3500. Depending on the sponsor level you choose, your company or organization can get exposure through signage at BFKS events, logo on our official BFKS t-shirt, verbal acknowledgements at events, name in advertisement/media/social media, your logo on our website and more.

For more information, visit our 2019 Bowl for Kids' Sake website, or contact us at 541-312-6047.


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

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.

Our Sponsors Make it all Possible