Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio has been active since 1973. We currently serve children in Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties and have active school programs in 8 different districts across the counties. 

Community Based Program

Volunteers over the age of 18 are matched with a child and spend a minimum of 4 hours a month together in the community while building a relationship and working on goals that they set together!

School Based Program

High School students and adults are matched with a child at a school location and meet for one hour weekly either during the child's lunch, free period or after school during the school year. Programs provide weekly activities.

Pen Pal Program

Littles waiting to meet their Big are matched with a Pen Pal that will write back and forth with them, providing encouragement and developing literacy skills. This program was developed by and acts as a partnership with Newsymom, LLC.

Building Brotherhood

Developed for boys that are specifically waiting for a male mentor. Once matched, specific dates and times are provided for these matches to meet at the YMCA where there are a variety of sports and activities they can choose from.


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Beverly Pearch

President & CEO
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Olivia Scally

Director of Development & Marketing
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Mandy Thomas

Mentoring Specialist
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Brittany Carman

Mentoring Specialist
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Lauren Countryman

Mentoring Specialist


Mentoring Specialist


      • Denise McConnell – President of the Board
      • Kevin Warrene – Vice President of the Board
      • Dan Long – Treasurer
      • Harry Hopson – Secretary
      • Adam Wilgus
              • Donna Beitzel
              • Janelle Cline
              • Beth McDade
              • Kyle Atwood
              • Michaela Madison
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