Bigs on Campus - Littles

We've established partnership with local colleges, St. Cloud School District 742 and Spanier bussing to help introduce middle and high school-aged students in the community to college campuses.

SCSU Bigs on Campus: Students from South Junior High or St. Cloud Tech High School are bussed twice a month to St. Cloud State University where they meet one-on-one with their mentor, attend group activities, partake in tours and campus activities and get to see what a college campus is like. Matches often spend time in the Atwood Underground going bowling, playing pool and ping pong. They also head down to Halenback Hall to shoot hoops and go rock climbing. This unique experience allows students to envision themselves on a college campus and helps them to plan for their future. Bigs involved in this program are SCSU staff, faculty and upper division students along with SCSU alumni and local business professionals. Students at South Junior High are typically enrolled in sixth grade and Tech High School students can be enrolled in grades nine through 11. These students are selected by ISD 742 staff. Matches are asked to commit to at least 12 full months.

CSB/SJU Bigs on Campus: Students from Kennedy Community School are bussed twice a month to the College of Saint Benedict where they meet one-on-one with their mentor, attend group activities, partake in tours and campus activities and get to see what a college campus is like. Matches will also have the opportunity to go to Saint John’s University several times throughout the year. This unique experience allows students to envision themselves on multiple college campus and helps them to plan for their future. Bigs involved in this program are CSB/SJU faculty and staff. Students can be enrolled in sixth and seventh grade and are selected by school staff. Matches are asked to commit to at least 12 full months.

 

Next Steps

In order to be a part of the Bigs on Campus program, youth must be referred into the program or be a part of a class at partner schools that participate in the program. Please contact Madeline Briekos for more information.