A supportive adult can be a powerful factor in helping high school students reach their potential.

Students with mentors are more likely to:

  • Feel connected to school
  • Have better self-esteem
  • Experience greater success in setting and achieving their goals.

But, one in three young people will grow up without a mentor.

So we need your help! Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities will provide the curriculum, structure and training. You bring your wisdom, experience and encouragement! If you’re interested in learning more, fill out the form below and one of our volunteer coordinators will contact you soon!

About the Program

Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities is excited to expand its high school mentoring efforts to include the Graduation Coaches Program at Minneapolis Public Schools in the 2019-2020 academic year!

The Graduation Coaches program was launched by AchieveMpls in 2012.

Volunteer Graduation Coaches mentor and guide students in building the skills and confidence they need to be successful in high school and beyond.

The Goal

The goal of this program is for students to graduate from high school with a plan for post-secondary education, training or employment.

This program provides school-based mentoring and support for Minneapolis Public Schools‘ high school students with a focus on building academic confidence and study skills, developing healthy peer relationships, strengthening self-advocacy skills, helping students feel more connected to school, and developing post-graduation plans for careers and post-secondary education.

Additionally, the 2018 Graduation Coaches program will continue uninterrupted through the end of the academic year. AchieveMpls will continue management of the program until June 30.


Interested in Volunteering? Fill out the form below and one of our helpful volunteer coordinators will be in touch! In addition, you may also contact Justin Fogel, BBBS Volunteer Manager, at for more information.