Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentors Receive Statewide Recognition

ST. CLOUD, MN (April 1, 2015) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota annually recognizes a “Big Brother” and “Big Sister” for their outstanding role as a mentor. “Big Brother” Ryan Ross and “Big Sister” Faye Mrozek were selected to receive this honor.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota also recognized the following Site-Based and High School “Bigs”/mentors for their contribution to the program, their “Littles”/mentees, and their community:

Jacob Shrode, St. John&Rsquo;s University, Site-Based Big Brother of the Year

Ben Kraemer, Foley High School, High School Big Brother of the Year

Kia Grindland, Sartell High School, High School Big Sister of the Year

Local mentor candidates represent Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota in the statewide competition. The state selects one outstanding mentor in each category to represent Minnesota in a national competition. In addition to receiving the local title, three mentors from the St. Cloud agency were honored with the statewide title:

Ryan Ross, St. Joseph, was selected as Minnesota State Big Brother of the Year

Jacob Shrode, St. John&Rsquo;s University, was selected as Minnesota State Site-Based Big Brother of the Year

Kia Grindland, Sartell High School, was selected as Minnesota State High School Big Sister of the Year

In addition, Big Brothers Big Sisters also recognizes “Littles”/mentees that have demonstrated personal growth and community involvement.

Spencer Kloskin, Tech High School, was selected as Little Brother of the Year

Tina Johnson, Apollo High School, was selected as Little Sister of the Year

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota currently has over 70 children waiting for a mentor. To learn how you can become involved in the life of a child, please call (320) 253-1616 or visit www.bbbscentralmn.org.


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Local and State Award Winners (from left to right)
Back row: Jacob Shrode, Ryan Ross, Ben Kraemer
Front Row: Kia Grinland, Faye Mrozek, Tina Johnson, Spencer Kloskin


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota Phone: (320) 253-1616
203 Cooper Ave N, Suite 162, Saint Cloud, MN 56303 Toll Free: 1-888-600-1616