VIP 9: Big Brothers Big Sisters - Amachi Ohio

The team members of the Vision Impact Program 9 are creating love, passion, and transformation in the world. We envision a world where people are honored, loved and valued for who they are–including their gifts, talents, and insights.

Our vision is 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 Goals:

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43 Children Impacted

We directly impacted over 43 children in need through fundraising, tangible goods, free trainings, and raising awareness.

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$111,250 fundRaised

We raised $111,250 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio to further their efforts of supporting our youth.

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75 ITems DONATED

Together, and with the support of local sponsors, collected 75 material items for Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation.

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4 Awareness Events

We held 4 events focused on the needs of children with incarcerated parents, both locally and across the nation.


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Our Results:

Make AN IMpact There are an estimated 25,000 children in Central Ohio that have had a parent in jail or prison at some point in their childhood. Children with a parent in jail or prison grow up in extremely difficult circumstances. As of December 2016, more than 4,700 children of incarcerated parents have received mentorship through Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Ohio. The Annie E. Casey Foundation states that having a parent incarcerated is a stressful, traumatic experience similar in impact to abuse and domestic violence; and that the trauma of being separated from a parent can lead to depression and anxiety, and hinder academic achievement. We, VIP 9  created hope, healing, and joy for children who are experiencing adversity and seeking freedom and recovery.

Make AN IMpact

There are an estimated 25,000 children in Central Ohio that have had a parent in jail or prison at some point in their childhood. Children with a parent in jail or prison grow up in extremely difficult circumstances. As of December 2016, more than 4,700 children of incarcerated parents have received mentorship through Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Ohio. The Annie E. Casey Foundation states that having a parent incarcerated is a stressful, traumatic experience similar in impact to abuse and domestic violence; and that the trauma of being separated from a parent can lead to depression and anxiety, and hinder academic achievement. We, VIP 9  created hope, healing, and joy for children who are experiencing adversity and seeking freedom and recovery.

Raise Funds We raised $111,250 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Program in just over 3 weeks. The donations raised will create 43 new mentoring relationships for children with a parent behind bars and give them an amazing summer camp experience designed specifically around their unique needs. The total cost create and support a new long-term mentoring relationship is $2,100. Each child that begins a new mentoring relationship will also attend Camp Oty’Okwa for six summer days, which costs $450. Big Brother Big Sister Foundation (BBBS Foundation) is a registered tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code. In addition to raising funds, we are also sourcing items for Camp Oty’Okwa, including toothbrushes, shampoo, backpacks and tents.

Raise Funds

We raised $111,250 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi Program in just over 3 weeks. The donations raised will create 43 new mentoring relationships for children with a parent behind bars and give them an amazing summer camp experience designed specifically around their unique needs. The total cost create and support a new long-term mentoring relationship is $2,100. Each child that begins a new mentoring relationship will also attend Camp Oty’Okwa for six summer days, which costs $450. Big Brother Big Sister Foundation (BBBS Foundation) is a registered tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code. In addition to raising funds, we are also sourcing items for Camp Oty’Okwa, including toothbrushes, shampoo, backpacks and tents.

Address Needs The Big Brothers and Big Sisters week long summer camp experience at Camp Oty’Okwa is in need of specific supplies on a year-round basis. All donations help to lower their expenses and allow them to serve more children and families. Requested items include children’s socks, underwear, and shoes (girls and boys, ages 6-14), toiletries, household and general items such as cups plates, furniture, batteries, garden tools, camp equipment and more. Contact  to learn how to donate these items.

Address Needs

The Big Brothers and Big Sisters week long summer camp experience at Camp Oty’Okwa is in need of specific supplies on a year-round basis. All donations help to lower their expenses and allow them to serve more children and families. Requested items include children’s socks, underwear, and shoes (girls and boys, ages 6-14), toiletries, household and general items such as cups plates, furniture, batteries, garden tools, camp equipment and more. Contact  to learn how to donate these items.

Spread Awareness We increased awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters through fundraising events, as well as highlighting the need for new mentors. We hosted our first event Family Farm Fun Day on May 6th, 2017 from 3:00 PM — 9:00 PM at 3677 Anthony Ln, Franklin, OH 45005, also known as the the DeHart Valley Angus Farm. Activities included horse rides, fish derby, games, bouncy house, face painting, food trucks, a bonfire, and rustic tent camping.

Spread Awareness

We increased awareness for Big Brothers Big Sisters through fundraising events, as well as highlighting the need for new mentors. We hosted our first event Family Farm Fun Day on May 6th, 2017 from 3:00 PM — 9:00 PM at 3677 Anthony Ln, Franklin, OH 45005, also known as the the DeHart Valley Angus Farm. Activities included horse rides, fish derby, games, bouncy house, face painting, food trucks, a bonfire, and rustic tent camping.


Our Leads

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

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