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A place to stay informed about upcoming activities, events, and our general press releases.

Informational Session

Join us for a informational session to learn what being a Big is all about Wednesday July 19 from 6-7:30pm.

The first step to becoming a BIG is to attend one of our informational sessions where you will learn what is expected from you during the match and get a better idea of the commitment required and whether or not this is the right fit for you.

Informational sessions are held at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (203 Cooper Ave N, Saint Cloud). The first 30 minutes will be an introduction to our mentoring program and the last hour will be a more in depth look at the children we serve and training. Both the info session and training are requirements to become a mentor.

Feel free to invite anyone who is interested in our program or would like to become a "Big".

Sign up for this or another informational session by clicking here.

Informational Session

Join us for a informational session to learn what being a Big is all about Saturday July 15 from 9-10:30am.

The first step to becoming a BIG is to attend one of our informational sessions where you will learn what is expected from you during the match and get a better idea of the commitment required and whether or not this is the right fit for you.

Informational sessions are held at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (203 Cooper Ave N, Saint Cloud). The first 30 minutes will be an introduction to our mentoring program and the last hour will be a more in depth look at the children we serve and training. Both the info session and training are requirements to become a mentor.

Feel free to invite anyone who is interested in our program or would like to become a "Big".

Sign up for this or another informational session by clicking here.

Transition to College Workshop

Thursday, July 20th from 6-8pm
FREE – pizza provided

Congratulations on your acceptance into college! Join us for this important workshop where you will learn how to become your own advocate in college, helping make your college experience positive and enjoyable!

Presentation by Kelly Radi author of Out to Sea: A Parent’s Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage along with a panel of experts who will cover topics such as:
  • College Life—hear directly from college students
  • Campus safety
  • Living away from home for the first time
  • Financial aid
  • Classes and homework load – what to expect
  • Student engagement/services
  • Reality of independence and responsibility
Who: Graduating Seniors who will be attending college in the fall; parent/guardian/mentor welcome to attend as well! **also open students not involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters**

Where: St. Cloud Technical & Community College—Enter Door 4

Please RSVP by July 13th by contacting Ann Matvick at amatvick@bbbscentralmn.org or (320) 258-4517

Twins Bus

When: Saturday, August 5th 4:00-10:00pm

Who: Matches, Waiting Littles, and Families (Littles must be accompanied by an adult)

Where: Target Field (1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403)

Bus will leave Shopko East at 4:00pm. Game time is 6:10pm. We will make a stop in Rogers to pick up attendees.

What: We will take a bus to go watch the Minnesota Twins take on the Texas Rangers!

Cost: $5 per person—needs to be paid ahead of time to hold your spot

Limit: 47 people

RSVP By: July 28th

Please RSVP to Mary at mbechtold@bbbscentralmn.org or 320-258-4538

Bowling & Mini Golf

When: Tuesday, July 11th 5:30-7:30pm

Who: Matches, Waiting Littles, and Families (Littles must be accompanied by an adult)

Where: McPete’s Sports Bar and Lanes (590 Humboldt Dr, Big Lake, MN 55309)

What: A fun filled night of bowling and mini golf!

Cost: $3 per person—pay at the event, includes: bowling, bowling shoes and mini golf

Limit: 50 people

RSVP By: July 5th

Please RSVP to Mary at mbechtold@bbbscentralmn.org or 320-258-4538

Cancelled: Minnesota Zoo Trip

This Activity has been cancelled.

When: Saturday, June 24th 8:00am-6:00pm

SAFE Night

When: Monday, June 19th 5:30-8:00pm

Who: Matches, Waiting Littles, and Families (Littles must be accompanied by a Big or Parent/Guardian)

Where: Sartell Police Department (310 2nd St. South, Sartell, MN 56377)

What: Learn about what police officers, fire fighters, and other everyday heroes do to keep us safe. Hot dogs and condiments will be provided. We do need attendees to sign up to bring chips, fruit, and dessert to share.

RSVP By: June 12th

Please RSVP to Mary at mbechtold@bbbscentralmn.org or 320-258-4538

Duluth College Tours

When: Wednesday, June 14th. We will depart from Shopko East at 6:30 am and stop at Foley High School to pick up attendees on the way. We plan to be back to St. Cloud by 6:30 pm.

Who: Youth 12 and older and their mentor or parent/guardian. This is also open to youth not involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters. Youth under 15 years old and not in our program must be accompanied by an adult.

What: We will be taking a coach bus to Duluth to tour the University of MN Duluth & St.  Scholastica campuses. Lunch will be provided on the UMD campus and we will end our visit at Canal Park.

Cost: $5 per person—needs to be paid ahead of time to hold your spot

Limit: 30 people

RSVP By: June 7th

Please RSVP to Mary at mbechtold@bbbscentralmn.org or 320-258-4538


This event is funded by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Employment and Training Programs Division, through an appropriation of the Minnesota Legislature

Informational Session

Join us for a informational session to learn what being a Big is all about Saturday June 24 from 9-10:30am.

The first step to becoming a BIG is to attend one of our informational sessions where you will learn what is expected from you during the match and get a better idea of the commitment required and whether or not this is the right fit for you.

Informational sessions are held at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (203 Cooper Ave N, Saint Cloud). The first 30 minutes will be an introduction to our mentoring program and the last hour will be a more in depth look at the children we serve and training. Both the info session and training are requirements to become a mentor.

Feel free to invite anyone who is interested in our program or would like to become a "Big".

Sign up for this or another informational session by clicking here.

Informational Session

Join us for a informational session to learn what being a Big is all about Tuesday June 13 from 7-8:30pm.

The first step to becoming a BIG is to attend one of our informational sessions where you will learn what is expected from you during the match and get a better idea of the commitment required and whether or not this is the right fit for you.

Informational sessions are held at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office (203 Cooper Ave N, Saint Cloud). The first 30 minutes will be an introduction to our mentoring program and the last hour will be a more in depth look at the children we serve and training. Both the info session and training are requirements to become a mentor.

Feel free to invite anyone who is interested in our program or would like to become a "Big".

Sign up for this or another informational session by clicking here.

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