News Room

A Message from our Director

May 2019

Happy Spring!

I recently went to the St. Cloud Shines Kickoff event. St. Cloud Shines is a campaign initiated in January 2019 by the Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation to generate and share the good things happening across the Greater St. Cloud region. I found myself surrounded by like-minded people - people who love the Central Minnesota area and call it home. It made me pause and consider that 50+ years ago business leaders got together with a positive vision of bringing the country’s #1 mentoring program to Central Minnesota. What direction would our thousands of kids’ lives have gone if these people hadn’t stepped forward to say, “We care about our community, we care about kids and we’re doing something about it.” Thank goodness we had founders with this vision and community members who believed in that vision.

The event also made me think about the weaving of the community fabric that Big Brothers Big Sisters is a part of. We aren’t just a cute tassel or sequin to add a splash of color. No, we are part of the fabric, just as the local businesses are. We help to add strength to what makes this such a rich area to live in. 

We operate out of a sense of gratitude knowing that we wouldn’t be here without all of you who make it possible to carry out a vision relevant 50 years ago, and relevant today. Thank you! 

Jackie Johnson
Executive Director

P.S. SAVE THE DATE: Join us July 10 at Summertime By George! with the Fabulous Armadillos! U.S. Bank is sharing their night with us to celebrate our first 50 years with the community! Big thanks to Coborn’s and Bernick’s / Klarbrunn for helping us mark this special anniversary as well.


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February 2019 Big Times

January 2019 Big Times

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