Big Partner Little Partner

Big Partner/Little Partner (BPLP) is a mentorship program that pairs Gustavus students with youth from St. Peter and the surrounding communities to foster friendship and personal growth. The program started in 1963 and is still going strong! Big Partner/Little Partner pairs meet 3-4 times per month for about an hour. These meeting times are determined by the schedule of the Big Partner (Gustie) and the Little Partner (youth). Monthly events organized by the program coordinators bring together the whole group for fun activities and social-emotional skill building.

Big Partner Little PartnerMission

To build stronger ties between the St. Peter Community and Gustavus Adolphus College by having the leaders of today mentor the leaders of tomorrow through a one-on-one relationship.

Application Links

  • Returning Big Partners Sign up here! Applications are due September 17th!
  • New Big Partners Apply here to be a Big Partner! - Be sure to sign up for an interview time on the board outside of the CBSL Office. Interviews are scheduled for Monday, September 17 - Friday, September 21.
  • Little Partners (Kindergarten through 8th Grade) Apply here! Applications are due September 17!
  • Little Partners - Ninos (en Espanol) Applique aqui! Entrega applicaciones Septiembre 17!

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Track Service Hours and Find Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Click the image below to view Big Partner Little Partner's Gustavus Engage page, where you can track your service hours and search for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Gustavus Engage

Coordinators
Name Role Gustavus Email Address
Kaitlin Hanson Lead Coordinator khanso11@gustavus.edu
Ella Napton Parent Coordinator enapton@gustavus.edu
Carly Miller Student Coordinator cmille12@gustavus.edu
Holly Fitterer Logistics Coordinator hfittere@gustavus.edu
Angie Ramirez ELL/CADA Coordinatorr aramirez@gustavus.edu
Ehsan Ali Asghar Public Relations Coordinator ealiasgh@gustavus.edu
Nick Piram Lead Events Coordinator npiram@gustavus.edu
Thomas Fischer Events Coordinator tfischer@gustavus.edu
Paige Reiners Events Coordinator preiners@gustavus.edu
Abbie Biegner Events Coordinator abiegner@gustavus.edu
Carrlin Meier Events Coordinator cmeier@gustavus.edu