Our Vision

As participants in the 9th leadership class of Next Level Trainings (VIP 9), part of our transformational curriculum was to create a large-scale community service project for a local non-profit. Our vision was to uplift and bring joy to the lives of children whose parents are incarcerated, by supporting and standing for them, having individualized mentoring relationships and an enriching summer camp experience through Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Ohio.. 

Our Results

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$111,250
Fundraised

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75
Items Donated

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43
Children Impacted

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4
Events Held


VIP 10 Columbus proudly supports Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Ohio

The 7.3 million children in America who have an incarcerated parent are facing more difficulties in their lives. They need all of the help they can get to achieve their dreams and succeed in life. These children benefit greatly from having an additional caring adult mentor in their lives. It's what moved Rev. Dr. W. Wilson Goode Sr. to found the Amachi program on the streets of Philadelphia in 2001.

The idea took flight and evolved into a national Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi program proven to make a difference in the lives of children of incarcerated parents. In 2006, Ohio Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies partnered together to form Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Ohio. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services selected Amachi Ohio as one of the five benchmark programs out of 220 that serve children of incarcerated parents.


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Our Team

OUR TEAM LEADERS

Community Service Project
Brent Harmanis, Captain
Marlene Mills, Captain
Ameenah A. Rahim, Vice Captain
Brian Wollenburg, Captain
Kori Daniels, Vice Captain

Social Media
Angie Bailey, Captain
Elizabeth Servick, Captain

PR/Media
Nick Padilla, Captain

Marketing
Chelsea Means, Captain
Mark Mackey, Co-Captain

Construction
Dino Bailey, Captain

Vision and Benchmarking
Mason Shihab, Captain

Documentary
Laura Staley, Captain
Andrew Kime, Co-Captain

Financial
Liza Sizemore, Captain

Clarity
Megan Badik, Captain

Inspiration
Debbie Ziss, Captain
Colleen McGrady, Co-Captain

Volunteers
Alyssa Kies, Captain
Jeffery Prange, Co-Captain

Fundraising
Elizabeth Hoster, Captain

Satellites
Carmen Jones, Captain

Event Planning
Patrick Anderson, Captain
Mary Ailing, Co-Captain

Event Planning (Entertainment)
Kendall Crane, Captain
Misha Goldenberg, Co-Captain

OUR TEAM MEMBERS

Aaron Hale

Chelee Farrell

Chris Bochkor

Debbie Stohl

Eric Ciferno

Helen Neuman

Jake Casado

Jim Kopasko

Kamila Saydzhanova

Kori Daniels

Lauren Lipa

Lexi Sinclair

Liza Sizemore

Marcus Jacobs

Marcus Paul

Matt Thress

Jacob Kolinko

Olivia Lewis

Paul Goldstein

Rayoun Tarpeh

Rebecca Alben

Sakinah Ali

Josué Vermilyea

Tim Dehart

Tricia Maguire

Zach Heddy


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