Friday, January 23, 2015

Match Spotlight: Big Sister Maeve Ryan and Little Sister Hannah

By: Jessica Holmgren

Maeve and Hannah were happily matched on Valentine’s Day last year. They have become good friends through coloring, playing games, chatting, and exchanging laughs. Maeve has been a great support to Hannah by being consistent, communicating over breaks, and sharing her positivity with Hannah each week that they meet. Maeve has also been a wonderful advocate for BBBS on her college campus by sharing her story and care for her Little Sister. Hannah has grown a great deal in her confidence and her smile continues to get bigger with every visit from Maeve! It’s been a pleasure to watch these to grow together and it will only get better!

If you would like to start creating a story much like Maeve and Hannah please contact Rachel today at 320.258.4537 or

You can start something amazing today!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Release: Big Brothers Big Sisters Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers

ST. CLOUD, MN (January 16, 2015) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota annually recognizes a “Big Brother” and “Big Sister” for their outstanding role as a mentor. “Big Brother” Ryan Ross was selected as the agency’s “Big Brother of the Year” and “Big Sister” Faye Mrozek was selected as “Big Sister of the Year”.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota also recognizes High School Bigs/mentors for their contribution to the program and their community.

Ben Kraemer, Foley High School, was selected as the High School Big Brother of the Year.

Kia Grinland, Sartell High School, was selected as the High School Big Sister of the Year.

All awardees will be recognized on March 15th during the Big Celebration, an annual event held to honor the agency’s mentors.

Big Brothers Big Sisters will be celebrating all mentors involved with their program this month, as January is National Mentoring Month. The agency is currently enrolling Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Big Couples, and Big Families. There are currently over 85 children on their waiting list. To learn how you can become involved in the life of a child, please call (320) 253-1616 or visit

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota was established in 1969 and provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.