About Us


To strengthen youth mentoring programs with the goal of increasing the quality of mentoring relationships across Ohio.



MENTOR Central Ohio is a department of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio and an affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. We are one of 26 state affiliates across the country.



We provide consulting, trainings, and resources to mentoring agencies to create sustainability and safety for youth in the community using the Elements of Effective Practice TM (EEP) which include:

  • Recruitment
  • Screening
  • Training
  • Matching /Initiation
  • Monitoring / Support
  • Closure

MENTOR Central Ohio supports mentoring organizations to strengthen their programs using evidenced based practices. While we do not offer direct mentoring services, instead, we empower those that do.

MENTOR Central Ohio has been dedicated to serving mentoring programs since its creation in 1994. Our organization was originally known as Mentorship Columbus and later The Mentoring Center of Central Ohio. MENTOR Central Ohio became a state Affiliate of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, and a department of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio to elevate the mentoring community.