Ways to Be a Big

We have several options for you to defend the potential of youth. Check out which program fits you best and schedule an Info Session today!

What types of Bigs are there?

HIGH SCHOOL BIGS

High School Students in the Sauk Rapids, Saint Cloud, Sartell, Foley, Big Lake and Pierz Schools can become Bigs through our High School Bigs program and meet with their Little at the Little’s school. Bigs in this program meet with their little 1 hour a week and may enroll in their Junior, sophomore or the 2nd term of their freshman year.

big brother or big sister

A Big is an individual who is at least 18 years of age who meets with a Little 2 to 4 times a month to do things they both enjoy.

Big Couples

A Big Couple is two Bigs who want to enjoy their meetings with a Little together.  Consider being a Big Couple with a good friend or partner!

Big Families

Big Families are Bigs with children of their own who all want to enjoy their meetings with a Little as a family.

Where do matches meet?

community based

Community Based: Community-Based Mentoring is where a Big meets with their little in the community to watch movies, go to dinner, play sports or do other things they both enjoy.  These matches meet two to four times a month.

school based

School-Based Mentoring is where a mentor meets with a child in the child’s school, 2-4 times per month. A few activities that School-Based matches enjoy are: playing board games, arts & crafts, and playing sports.

site based

Site-Based Mentoring is where a mentor meets with a child at a specific, pre-arranged location such as Saint Cloud State University (Dr. Potter Bigs on Campus Mentoring)
or the Boys and Girls Club. Matches meet 2-4 times a month.  A few activities that Site-Based matches enjoy are: playing board games, arts & crafts, and playing sports.

Ready to get started? Want to learn More?

The second step in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota enrollment process is to talk with our staff at an informational session and learn more details about our program options and requirements.