Operation Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters is committed to giving back to our nation’s military personnel and their families. We hold ourselves accountable for children in our program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; and educational success.

The Operation Mentoring program serves to reinforce the connection between a child and his/her parent/guardian by offering a friend and an ally to children within military families.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is also enrolling members of the military community to serve as Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big Couples and Big Families. Volunteers meet with their Little 3-4 times per month for a minimum of one year.

For additional information or to learn how to get involved, please call 320-253-1616 or e-mail recruiter@bbbscentralmn.org

St. Joseph Man Being Honored With Veterans’ Voices Award

Written By Jim Maurice of WJON September 10, 2013 9:43 AM

ST. JOSEPH – A soldier from St. Joseph is receiving a special honor tomorrow (Wednesday).


Ryan Ross and ZachRyan Ross is one of 25 Minnesotans getting the Veterans’ Voices Award from the Humanities Center.  The award recognizes veterans under 40-years-old that have made contributions to their community.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota nominated Ross.

Ross says he’s been volunteering with the organization for just over two years.

Ross grew-up in Hayward, Wisconsin.  He served in the US Marine Corps from 1997 through 2002, including a deployment to Afghanistan. After the Marine Corps, he enlisted in the Wisconsin National Guard and was deployed to Iraq.  He’s a graduate of St. Cloud State University.  He currently works for the Department of Military Affairs at Camp Ripley.

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