Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati

Creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

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MISSION: Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Our vision is that all children reach their full potential.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY: The agency serves children in 13 counties in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky & SE Indiana. Our goal is to clear the path to a child’s biggest possible future by matching them with a caring adult mentor. Bigs help Littles by Igniting, Empowering and Defending their potential. We partner with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child we serve achieving:
• Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
• Avoidance of risky behaviors

What does Success look like?
Of the 892 children served in 2021:
• 100% are in school
• 99.7% are substance-abuse free
• 98.8% are not involved with the juvenile courts
• 99% developed critical life skills, including academic progress
• 98% reported improved self-esteem

Staff Leadership
Kathy List, President & CEO
Peter Boudreau, Chief Program Officer
John Heater, Chief Development Officer
Board Leadership
Mike Bruggeman, Chair
Carrie Little, Vice Chair
Joy Whinery, Treasurer
Jessica Esterkamp, Secretary


• Be a Big in the Community-Based program, and meet your Little a few times a month on a day and time that is convenient for the two of you. Explore parks and neighborhoods, play sports, attend events, talk about school and life.
• Be a Site-Based Big and meet your Little once a week at school or another partner site. Play games, do crafts or homework, talk, laugh and get to know each other.

Raise awareness
• Invite us to your company for a Lunch & Learn or Virtual Event to recruit new Big Brothers & Big Sisters.

Attend an event
• Go to for information about the 2022 Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf Outing (Kenwood Country Club), BIG Breakfast event, Bowl For Kids Sake & more.

• Please donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters at Your gift helps us help more Tri-State children reach their full potential!

2400 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-4120

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