Empower Youth in Our Community

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa offers two core mentoring programs: Community-Based and School-Based Mentoring.

Community-Based Mentoring

Spending time together in the community is primarily how Bigs and Littles develop their relationship. From playing catch or creating an art project, the possibilities are endless.

School-Based Mentoring

Sometimes the best place for enjoying activities together is at the child’s school. And, the best part is, it can be a great learning experience, in or out of the classroom.

Becoming a Big FAQ's

Have questions about becoming a Big?
From how to get started to time commitment and activity ideas, we have your answers.


The Improving Tomorrow: Prevention Focused Mentoring program is a grant funded program through the Iowa Department of Public Health.