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.

Continue to Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities website.

Someone Little Needs Someone Big.

That someone could be you.
All you have to do is share you with a child who could really benefit from a life-changing friendship.

We'll make the right match.

Do you like tennis or chess? Cooking or photography? We'll work hard to make sure you share common interests and live near one another, because making the right match between you and new Little Brother or Sister is so very important for a long-lasting connection.

A Little lives near you.

Little Brothers and Sisters are children ages 8–12 who live in the Twin Cities. They come from Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington Counties, Minneapolis' Northside Achievement Zone, Southern Anoka County and Northern Dakota County.

There are two ways to be a Big Brother or Big Sister

You and your Little Brother or Sister meet when and where it's convenient for both of you. Movies, model airplanes, rollerblading or just hanging out—you decide together.

19 years old 1 year commitment (but we hope it lasts longer!) 2–4x per month with your little 1 car (so you can drive your little as needed)

You and your Little Brother or Sister meet at the same time and place each week. You might shoot hoops, play checkers or work together on homework.

High school & college students or adults 1 year commitment (but we hope it lasts longer!) 1 hour per week with your little

Take a Little Step. Sign Up for an Info Session.

Tell a Friend…or Tell Lots of Friends.

  • Refer a Big Brother or Sister.
    Do you know someone who would be a terrific Big Brother or Big Sister? Tell us! Recommend that cool dude or kindhearted neighbor and we'll take it from there. Make a referral. »
  • Host a Recruitment Event.
    We'd love to bring the coffee and donuts to your workplace, church, block party—wherever awesome adults who would make great mentors hang out. Host a recruitment presentation and help us invite others to make a lasting difference in a child's life. Sign up and learn more. »

Change a Life. Start Here.

It's Easy to Be A Big. Once you're matched, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes it easy. Picnics, open gym and field trips—every month Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts events that you can enjoy together. Or, choose your own activities. Later, you can even tour college campuses with your Little Brother or Sister.

And the best part? Knowing that you are changing a young person's life for the better, forever.