Big Pride

The Big Pride mentoring program is a partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan and OutFront Kalamazoo.

The Big Pride mentoring program is for youth age 12 to 16 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning. LGBTQ mentors are matched with LGBTQ youth to form a supportive friendship to ignite the power and promise of the Little and help guide and support them through their teen years.

Regular information sessions are scheduled separately for youth and parents/guardians interested in finding out more about the program and how to apply to be a Big or a Little. Youth participating in this program must have parent/guardian support to be considered as a Big Pride Little. Click on the session type (youth or parent/guardian) below to sign up for our next available sessions. If there is no date/time that works for your schedule please email Allie VanHeest at to arrange another time.