Getting together is a great time for both the Big and the Little. It doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activities, just a few hours every month to share the simple things you already like to do. You can…
- Walk the dog
- Shoot hoops
- Play a board game
- Take a walk in the park
- Learn an art or craft
- Rake leaves or weed your garden
- Create a new recipe
- Wash and wax the car
- Show your best card trick
- Just talk and hang out
- Little Brother matched to a Big Brother or Big Sister
- Little Sister matched to a Big Sister
- Little Brother matched to a Big Couple (married husband and wife)
Step 1: Learn about getting started
Our professional team works with you to find the best friendship for you and a special child. Please call the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta office at 404-601-7000 to discuss the next steps to become a Big. If you are certain that you would like to participate, you may also submit your contact information via web here, and a staff member will follow up with you soon.
Step 2: Learn about becoming a mentor
Complete Mentoring 411 Training to help prepare you for your role as a mentor. This is completed through self-study.
Step 3: Meet with a professional staff member
We spend time getting to know you through an informational interview. The better we know you, the better we can match you with the right child. We will also complete your background and reference checks.
Step 4: Learn about your potential Little Brother or Little Sister
Our team will find the right match for you and a child. Please understand that our need is great and we ask you to be flexible and sensitive to serving children in geographic areas where there is significant need. Once you, the child, and the parent agree to a match, we will introduce you and help get the match off to a great start.
Step 5: Experience the Magic of Mentoring
Our team is there to ensure your match is a “Big” success. To ensure that this is a fun and rewarding experience for you and your Little, you will have contact with our Match Support Department throughout the life of your friendship. Once you become a mentor, you will receive ongoing training delivered via classroom, self-study, and online webinars. You don't have to empty your wallet to find fun activities. Our community partners generously donate tickets to sporting and cultural events around town.