When you become a Big, you join the largest network of mentors across the nation—people just like you who stand with our community's youth. And we need you. There are over 200 Littles in Southern Minnesota waiting for a Big right now.

We match volunteers (Bigs) with local youth (Littles) to ignite life-changing mentoring relationships. The impact is proven. Studies show Littles in our program do better in school, avoid risky behaviors, and have more positive relationships with family & peers. And by empowering a Little's biggest possible future, we pave the way for our community's brightest tomorrow.

Last year, 100% of local Bigs reported that having a Little changed their own life for the better. Whether it's adding a child to what you already do or trying new things with your Little, being a Big is fun and worthwhile. We match each Big and Little based on common interests, preferences, and compatibility, so you're going to enjoy spending time with your Little.

Because everyone is unique, we provide a variety of ways to volunteer. Choose from a number of programs, including Big Couple, Big Family, and virtual options, to find the option that works best for you. Our staff will help you find the perfect fit.

Youth are waiting. What are you waiting for? Become a Big or sign up for an information session to get your questions answered.

Note: Megan is talking specifically about our Community-Based program, but our other programs also follow the same matching process.