Become A BiG Citizen
BiG is a post high school program for adults with special needs. In Texas, there are programs through the school systems through age 21, therefore we will accept applications beginning at age 20 for placement after age 21.
To become a BiG Citizen, applicants must complete the following 5 steps:
Step 1 - TOUR
Take a glance at our innovative vocational program to better understand BiG culture and our goals as an organization. Tours are available every Wednesday at 10:15 please contact 512-943-8430 to reserve a spot.
Step 2 - APPLICATION
We are currently not accepting any new applications. Feel free to reach out to Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3 - INTERVIEW
Take part in an interview with BiG staff.
Step 4 - EVALUATION/VOLUNTEER DAY
Upon completion of the BiG application and initial interview, a committee will evaluate the applicant and come to an enrollment decision following a volunteer day. The volunteer day will be an opportunity for a prospective Citizen to participate for a day in the program.
Step 5 - ENROLLMENT
If our program is a good fit for the applicant, the applicant will be notified of acceptance into our program.
Each of these enterprises will provide a social entrepreneurial atmosphere and challenge the Citizens, while simultaneously giving them valuable work experience and a sense of purpose and belonging.
BiG Citizens are currently involved in the following creative enterprises:
1 - HORTICULTURE
BiG Citizens cultivate work in our greenhouse and propagate plants.
2 - POTTERY
BiG Citizens engage in handcrafting pottery.
3 - CARDS and BANNERS
BiG Citizens create cards and banners for various occasions.
4 - LASER ENGRAVING
BiG Citizens engrave custom designs on wood, glass, stone, leather, and stainless steel.
5 - CAFE
BiG Citizens make fudge and cookies, and many serve our customers in the Cafe.
6 - SOAP
BiG Citizens create handmade soap.
**The products created through these different enterprises are sold at the BiG store, in local markets, through local businesses and at the Brookwood Gift Shop in Brookshire, Texas
Tuition & Fees
Tuition and Fees scholarships available*
*BiG strives to provide financial assistance to those in need and those who qualify.
Sample BiG Schedule
8:30-9:00 Citizens Arrive
9:00-9:15 Morning Announcements/Devotional
9:15-10:15 Work Session 1
10:45-11:30 Work Session 2
12:30-1:45 Work Session 3
2:15-3:00 Work Session 4 (Tuesdays-Music from 1:45-2:45)
3:00-3:30 Clean Up
3:30-4:00 Citizens’ rides come