Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa's New Youth Mentoring Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa's (BBBSCI) new youth mentoring center, located at 2130 Grand Avenue in Des Moines, is set to tentatively open in Fall 2024. Renovations to make it more functional are underway.

With the additional space in the new building, BBBSCI's goals can be achieved:

  • Mentor more youth
  • Give our Littles and Bigs a place to call homebase
  • Provide a safe space for young people to come
  • Additional community space for events, trainings, and meetings

"As the city of Des Moines and surrounding communities grow, the needs for mentoring our youth continue to grow – BBBSCI is uniquely positioned to step in and serve these needs," said BBBSCI CEO Bridget Cravens-Neely.

Thank you to Dean Snyder Construction, Dentons Davis Brown, Knapp Properties, and SVPA Architects Inc. for their partnership on this project. Renderings of the building are provided by SVPA Architects.

How to Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved. From monetary donations to in-kind donations for things like trees and equipment, and of course volunteering- any support is welcome!

Please return pledge form to Director of Fund Development- Ben Chiochon at [email protected] or mail to the BBBSCI office at 9051 Swanson Blvd, Clive, IA 50325. (Note: For all online gifts to the campaign, please pay convenience fee at 3.5%)

Make your contribution through your Charitable Giving Funds through the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.

Clients of BNY Mellon, Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable can make a designation through the DAF Direct window on this page. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa Inc.'s tax id number is 42-1184999.

Thank you for your support!