Upcoming Events & Activities
Looking for a fun activity to do with your Little? Or some family fun? Be sure to check-out our Calendar of Events
There are so many ways for children to stay active in our community. Fun4Kids is an incredible resource to find out what is going on by age, on rainy days, and by area of interest.
Check out AroundtheCloud.org for all art-related activities in the St. Cloud Area. Many of the events on this website are free.
Check out the Big Brothers Big Sisters Pinterest page for activity ideas, recipes, and tons of other neat stuff
Looking for a fun activity to do in Elk River, Big Lake, Zimmerman, or Monticello? Check out Macaroni Kid
Reading with Children
This video offers tips for motivating kids to read. The author speaks specifically about encouraging children with learning disabilities, but offers great ideas that can be helpful with all children. Click here to view video
Sesame Street Online Toolkit: Little Children, Big Challenges- Incarceration: consists of a multimedia toolkit with videos, activities, tips, resources and smartphone and tablet apps that provide support for children and information for caregivers and incarcerated parents.
AD/HD- Separating Fact from Fiction
This is a great video that discusses common myths about AD/HD and shares the essential facts. Click here to view video
Books Worth Reading
How Children Succeed
Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs.
But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. Click here to read more about the book
Cell Phone Safety Tips
Social Media Tips for Teens
Social Media Tips for Parents
Resources to Help Kids Cope with Traumatic Events
Helping Children Cope with Natural Disasters
Talking with Children about Tragedy
Improving Self-Esteem in Teens
Tips for Teens on Getting Organized
A Family Guide to Mental Health
Thanks to the generosity of the Federated Challenge we are offering a scholarship for up to $5,000 for students to attend a non-four year education that focuses on obtaining an apprenticeship, certificate or associate’s degree.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Nursing Scholarship
Thanks to a generous donor Big Brothers Big Sisters is pleased to offer a scholarship for students studying to be a registered nurse.
The Page Education Foundation awards annual, renewable grants to Minnesota’s students of color who are pursuing a post-secondary education in Minnesota. Students who accept a Page Grant must make a commitment to volunteer tutoring younger children of color in kindergarten-8th grade through a clearly defined Service-to-Children Project.