Thank you for your interest in referring a child to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota.

We accept referrals from teachers, social workers, therapists, guidance counselors, and other professionals. However enrollment in our program requires approval and participation by a child's parent or legal guardian. All parents must want their children to be in our program, and all children must want a mentor.

Once a youth referral has been received by our agency, BBBS staff will contact the child’s parent or legal guardian to determine if this is the right program for their child. Once it has been determined that their child meets program eligibility criteria, an in-person interview will be scheduled with the parent or legal guardian and child to begin the enrollment process. If a child is accepted into the program, the child will be placed on a waiting list to be matched with a mentor.

Click here to download our youth referral form

Please send all youth referral forms along with a consent and release form to or fax to 320.253.1702.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 320.253.1616