Quick Facts

  • Mentoring works! Studies show that children mentored by a Big Brother or Big Sister are 46% less likely to use illegal drugs, 52% less likely to skip school, 64% more confident in their school work, less likely to lie to their parents and more likely to have better relationships with peers.
  • Amachi is a Nigerian Ibo word meaning "who knows what God has brought us through this child."
  • A majority of Amachi Ohio children are referred by parents, caregivers, teachers or community members. Refer a child now.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Ohio was launched in 2006, but individual Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in Ohio have many years of experience mentoring children of prisoners.
  • Launched in 2006, Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Ohio is a collaboration of Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in Ohio.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Ohio is a program that positively impacts children of prisoners by matching them with committed, caring adult mentors.
  • Being an Amachi Big Brother or Big Sister doesn't mean being a perfect role model. It means being yourself and sharing the best part of yourself with a new friend.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Ohio partners with Prison Fellowship Ministries/Angel Tree and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, as well as local faith-based organizations, police departments, schools and community organizations. Thanks to these partnerships, we have been able to locate some of these families but the majority of referrals come from the child's caregivers, their parents or community members. Refer a child now.

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