Big Brothers Big Sisters

Together, the future looks big.

Potential lives within every kid. Yet, more than 8.5 million kids are still in need of someone who will stand in their corner. So, we've sharpened our focus. Reimagined how we do things. Modernized how we look and talk. And we are creating new, exciting ways to put our Littles first like never before.

We are the new Big Brothers Big Sisters. We're here to defend every kid's potential. We're ready to build the biggest possible future. Together. And this is only just the beginning.

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Welcome to the Bigs Page!

Stop by often to find the latest fun events for you and your Little, to see what tickets are available for matches, and to learn where you can get great deals on awesome activities for Bigs & Littles.
Free Trainings for Bigs through YIPA
As a BBBS Big, you have access to online and in-person trainings from Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA). “Helping Youth Make Healthy Choices” and “How You Can Help Youth Manage Anxiety” are two examples of the great trainings offered by YIPA. Be sure to list BBBS as your organization so you can access the trainings for free (we are a member organization).
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Teen Program Kick Off Gathering 10:30 am
Teen Program Kick Off Gathering @ Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Celebrate the teen years! It’s an exciting time for many and can be challenging too! We want to help celebrate this transition by hosting an event that focuses on communication and celebrating your teen! We[...]
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International Day of the Girl Festival 2:00 pm
International Day of the Girl Festival @ Midpointe Event Center
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrate girls! Come in and play, laugh, and learn. Like any fair or festival, there will be games, food, laughter, fun, swag, prizes, music, and learning about girls. International Day of the Girl recognizes the[...]
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Panel of Opportunities 6:00 pm
Panel of Opportunities @ Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities Office
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
There are several options for after high school, yet most youth only hear about four year colleges. Come with your Little to this event to learn about other paths they can take and hopefully they will[...]
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Outdoor Buddies Explore the Outdoors Day 9:00 am
Outdoor Buddies Explore the Outdoors Day @ Hidden Falls Regional Park
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters Outdoor Buddies as we explore the outdoors at Hidden Falls Regional Park with the help of local nature experts, who will help us get hands on with local wildlife and[...]
Snapology – Coding and Building with Legos 12:00 pm
Snapology – Coding and Building with Legos @ Snapology
Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
For matches who are 8-10 years old: Bring your thinking caps to this fun, interactive event! You’ll work with your little to create a coding program and then bring that knowledge to life using materials like[...]
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Free Arts Day: Reduce/REuse/Recycle 12:30 pm
Free Arts Day: Reduce/REuse/Recycle
Oct 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Come join us for a Free Arts Day centered around the theme of Reduce/Reuse/Recycle! Bigs and Littles will use their creative skills to make art out of environmentally friendly supplies. This will help them learn how[...]
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Teen Program Kick Off Gathering
Teen Program Kick Off Gathering @ Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
Oct 15 all-day
Teen Program Kick Off Gathering @ Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
Celebrate the teen years! It’s an exciting time for many and can be challenging too! We want to help celebrate this transition by hosting an event that focuses on communication and celebrating your teen! We will be revisiting[...]
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Matches Giving Back: Sandwich Making with 363 Days 5:30 pm
Matches Giving Back: Sandwich Making with 363 Days @ Big Brothers Big Sisters
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Matches Giving Back is a series of monthly events hosted by BBBS that gets Bigs and Littles together to give back to their communities! This month we will be partnering with 363 Days to make[...]
Racial Justice Talking Circles 7:00 pm
Racial Justice Talking Circles @ Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities Office
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In partnership with the YWCA Minneapolis Racial Justice Department, BBBS is offering monthly dialogues for Bigs that focused on gaining a deeper understanding of how our lived experience of race and identity shows up in our relationships[...]
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MEA Campus Visit to Augsburg University 12:30 pm
MEA Campus Visit to Augsburg University @ Augsburg University - Christensen Center Lobby
Oct 19 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
BBBS invites Littles to use their day off from school to visit Augsburg University! Teen matches are invited to come learn about this small, private university in the heart of Minneapolis’ Riverside neighborhood. Come early[...]
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Teen Program Kick Off Gathering
Teen Program Kick Off Gathering @ Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
Oct 20 all-day
Teen Program Kick Off Gathering @ Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
Celebrate the teen years! It’s an exciting time for many and can be challenging too! We want to help celebrate this transition by hosting an event that focuses on communication and celebrating your teen! We will be revisiting[...]
Fall Festival at Pine Tree Apple Orchard 10:30 am
Fall Festival at Pine Tree Apple Orchard @ Pine Tree Apple Orchard
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Pumpkins, and corn mazes, and hay rides, oh my! Come join matches at a fun Fall Festival and celebrate the joy of Autumn at Pine Tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake. All matches will[...]
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Film Making with Twin Cities Film Fest 11:00 am
Film Making with Twin Cities Film Fest
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
A fun-filled day for youth to learn about film. We start with brainstorming ideas and storyboarding. Participants then practice basic camera techniques and shoot footage using provided iPad Pro devices. They finish by creating a[...]
Minnesota United FC Soccer Final Home Game of the Season 4:00 pm
Minnesota United FC Soccer Final Home Game of the Season @ TCF Bank Stadium
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm
BBBS has received a generous donation of tickets to the final home game of the season for the Minnesota United. Please join other Bigs and Littles in cheering on the Loons before they make their[...]
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National College Fair 5:30 pm
National College Fair @ Ping's Restaurant
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
You and your Little are invited to explore colleges and universities from all over the United States at the 2018 National College Fair. Join us for dinner beforehand, plan out the schools you want to visit,[...]
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Teen Program Kick Off Gathering
Teen Program Kick Off Gathering @ Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
Oct 25 all-day
Teen Program Kick Off Gathering @ Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities
Celebrate the teen years! It’s an exciting time for many and can be challenging too! We want to help celebrate this transition by hosting an event that focuses on communication and celebrating your teen! We will be revisiting[...]
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Outdoor Buddies: Log Rolling 3:30 pm
Outdoor Buddies: Log Rolling @ Minnetonka Middle School West (Pool)
Oct 27 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Learn to log roll! With the help of Minnesota’s own Blue Ox Log Rolling, Littles and Bigs will discover the balance challenge that everyone is raving about. You’ve heard of log rolling as the historic[...]
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BBBS Open Gym series: Box Soccer 6:00 pm
BBBS Open Gym series: Box Soccer @ Hope Community Church
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our open gym series will continue on October 29th, come join us for a fun evening of Box Soccer.  This activity will be suitable for everyone and you and your little will learn some new foot[...]
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