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

Annual Holiday Party

When: Sunday, December 9th 2:00-4:30pm


Where: Holiday Inn & Suites (75 37th Ave S, St Cloud, MN 56301)


Who: This activity is for matches only. School and site-based matches are welcome too - you'll just have to meet each other there!


What: There will be pizza, soda, swimming, crafts, ping pong, basketball, volleyball, and more!


Limit: 100 people

RSVP for the Annual Holiday Party or e-mail Mary@BigDefenders.org


Robotics Activity

When: Monday, September 24th from 4:30 to 6:00 pm

 

Where: SCTCC

 

Who: Matches and Waiting Littles (Littles must be 10 or older). Parent/guardians do not need to attend.  

 

What: Want to program robots? It is not as hard as you think! Technology is advancing at a fast pace, and robots are becoming more common in the work place. Learn programming on robots and check out your options as a career in Robotics. St. Cloud Technical and Community College instructors and students will be there to help you along the way. Tour some of the most advanced systems at the college and run a large industrial robot! Pizza will be provided.
 

RSVP for the Robotics Activity or e-mail Mary@BigDefenders.org


Holiday Craft Night for Matches

When: Tuesday, November 6th 5:30-7:30pm

 

Who: Matches only. There is a limit of 10 matches total.

 

Where: BBBS Office(203 Cooper Ave, N, St. Cloud)

 

What: It’ll be a fun night of crafting and pizza! Toppers will come in to show everyone how to make their own pizza. Fresh pizza will then be delivered! The rest of the evening will be spent working on various crafts that can be used as gifts during the holiday season!

 

Cost: $2 per person

 

RSVP By: October 30th


Paying for College Workshop

When: Monday, November 5th 6:00-8:00pm

 

Who: Youth grades 6-12. Current and past Littles and high school Bigs and their parent/guardian and/or their Big.

 

Siblings and friends of youth are also invited, but must RSVP.

 

Where: St. Cloud Federal Credit Union(3030 1st St S. St. Cloud) Lower Community Room

 

What: At this workshop you will learn about FAFSA, college savings, loans, budgeting, scholarship opportunities, PSEO, and much more!

 

Pizza will be provided.

 

RSVP By: October 29th

 

RSVP for the Paying for College Workshop or e-mail Mary@BigDefenders.org


Holiday Craft Night for Littles

When: Thursday, November 1st  5:30-7:30pm

 

Who: Littles only. (Matched & Waiting)

 

Where: BBBS Office (203 Cooper Ave, N, St. Cloud)

 

What: It’ll be a fun night of crafting and pizza! Toppers will come in to show everyone how to make their own pizza. Fresh pizza will then be delivered! The rest of the evening will be spent working on various crafts that can be used as gifts during the holiday season! Best Buy volunteers will be present to spend time and partner up with.

 

Cost: $2 per person

 

RSVP By: October 25th


Photography Walking Tour

When: Thursday, October 4th 5:30-7:30pm

 

Who: Matches and Littles. Preference will go to Littles 12 and older but there are a few spots for 10 & 11 year olds. Littles may attend without a Big or parent/guardian.

 

Where: Downtown St. Cloud

 

What: We will explore around downtown St. Cloud to find unique structures and buildings and work to find the right angle and lighting. This activity will be lead by two professional photographers who will offer their advice and expertise to us!

 

More details to come.

 

RSVP By: September 27th

 

RSVP for the Photography Walking Tour


Toolkit for College Night

When: Monday, October 1st 6:00-8:30pm

 

Who: Youth grades 6-12. Current & past Littles & High School Bigs and their parent/guardian and/or their Big. Siblings and friends of youth are also invited, but must RSVP.

 

Where: St. Cloud Technical & Community College (1540 Northway Drive, St. Cloud)

 

Free parking is available in Lot A.

 

What: An opportunity to learn all you need to know as you prepare for college. Includes visits with representatives from several colleges & military recruiters, a presentation on BBBS scholarship opportunities, and discussion on what you need to do to prepare for college.

 

Pizza will be provided.

 

RSVP By: September 24th

 

RECRUITERS THAT WILL BE PRESENT:

  • St. Cloud Technical & Community College
  • St. Cloud State University
  • University of MN—Duluth
  • Dunwoody College of Technology
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • The College of St. Scholastica
  • North Hennepin Community College
  • North Dakota State University
  • Concordia College
  • Lake Superior College
  • Central Lakes College
  • United States Army & Reserves
  • College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College
  • United State Air Force

More recruiters continue to be added. Please check our Facebook page and website for updates.

RSVP for the Toolkit for College Night


Touch The Truck

Friday September 7th 4:00-8:00 pm

Bring your family to interact with all kinds of trucks and vehicles.  It will be at the MAC parking lot.

 

Tickets are $4 adults/$2 Children/2 and under are free.  They can be purchased at Big Brothers Big Sisters or Minser Chiropractic. 

 

This event is a fun filled fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota.

 

We are excited to have your family join us!


Musical Workshop with the Harmonious Wail

When: Saturday, August 11th - The workshop will run from 4:30-5:30pm and all attendees will receive tickets to their 7:30pm show. Food will be provided in between the workshop and show.

Who: This activity is for Community-Based matches or Littles to attend with a parent/guardian.  High School Bigs are able to attend on their own or with a friend but not their Little

Where: Paramount Theatre (913 West St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301)

What: Harmonious Wail is a 3 person musical group describing themselves as "Americana flavored Gypsy Jazz". Their performance includes vocals, mandolin, percussion, and bass. Harmonious Wail will host an hour long workshop focusing on the idea that if you can talk, you can sing.

For more information and music examples, please visit http://wail.com/

RSVP by: August 3rd at noon


It’s official: Big Brothers/Big Sisters coming to Pierz

July 20, 2018

The Big Brothers/Big Sisters program is now underway in Pierz, as Pierz Supt. George Weber signed a memorandum of understanding with the program. The first step is to find 10 high school students and 15 community members willing to be “Bigs” to 25 Pioneer Elementary School students or “Littles.” The program is in-school at this point, with Bigs meeting with the Littles once a week at the school on a consistent basis. On hand for the signing Wednesday were (front row): Weber, left, and Ann Matvick, program director. Back row: Jackie Scholl Johnson, executive director; Mary Bechtold, match support coordinator; Marie Tax Schmitz, BerganKDV and BBBS Board chair; and Dave Rocheleau, Pierz activities director. Those high schoolers or adults interested in becoming a mentor or who would like more information can call (320) 253-1616. Ask for Rachel.


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