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101 MENTORS IN 101 DAYS! Get off the sidelines. Get in the game.

The next generation of exceptional athletes, graduates, entrepreneurs in the St. Louis area are looking for a positive mentor in their lives.
These young people are eagerly waiting to be matched with a Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple.

As a Big Brother or Sister, you’ll be an extra caring adult who listens, learns, and laughs alongside a Little Brother or Sister. You’ll celebrate them when they succeed and encourage them when they’re down. You’ll spend about 4 hours over 2 visits each month. And you’ll need a car and insurance. We ask that you commit to a year.

Currently there are over 500 kids, ages 5-17, looking to be matched. Like you, they have a variety of interests, personalities, and possibilities. APPLY BELOW & BE BIG!

Want a bit more information?
View our FAQs here. Or click here to schedule time to learn more with Ericka Sanders, Recruitment Manager & Big Sister.

Apply to Be a Big Today! Scroll down for application. ⬇️

Here’s what you’ll need to complete your application quickly and easily:

  • About 10-15 minutes
  • Your driver’s license number and expiration date
  • Three (3) references + name, email, phone for each
    • Spouse/live-in partner/relative
    • Close friend of 2 years or more
    • Work, school, or personal reference
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Our participants come to us with a wide range of personal characteristics. We believe that participant eligibility shall be determined without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or disability. 

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References and Background Check

Please provide at least three references. 
1) A reference from a Spouse or Live-In Significant Other is required. Substitute a family member if you are not married or do not live with a significant other.
2) A friend you have known for at least two full years is required.
3) A personal or professional reference is required.

Must be a minimum of two full years.