Big Brothers Big Sisters
The Big Brothers Big Sisters program in the City of Columbia Heights started at Highland Elementary in 2011. Columbia Heights is the only department in Anoka County involved in this program. Department staff who volunteer to be a Big Brother or Sister go into the school to meet their matched student. The two will play games, read, make crafts and develop a mentoring relationship.
The program has now expanded to Valley View Elementary, and a few Bigs have followed their Littles as they moved on to Columbia Academy. Of the 25 BBBS volunteers in Columbia Heights, 16 of those volunteers are officers or police department staff members. We're looking forward to expanding our volunteer list and the future of the program!
If you are interested in becoming a mentor contact the Columbia Heights Police Department at 763-706-8100.