AVID is a college and career readiness class that helps students strengthen their basic skills and reinforces habits that will make students more successful in the classroom and beyond. Students have the chance to do community service, visit colleges, and explore college and career opportunities. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides 8th grade AVID students in Faribault, Owatonna, and Waseca with a mentor and friend.


  • Each mentor (Big) is matched with an 8th grader (Little) based on compatibility, availability, preferences, and interests.
  • Bigs and Littles meet virtually one-to-one every other week for 30 - 40 minutes.
  • During their meetings, Bigs and Littles will follow structured activities planned by the AVID teacher. There is no need for Bigs to prepare anything!
  • Bigs commit to mentoring for at least 2 academic years.

Become an AVID Big or sign up for an info session to learn more. Don't hesitate to reach out to Michelle Redman with questions at 507-451-5922 or email [email protected].