Dr. Monica Khan to Receive the 2020 Defender of Potential Award

Dr. Monica Khan

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, we believe in the power of one-to-one mentoring relationships to create meaningful change among youth and communities. Our 2020 Defender of Potential Award recipient, Dr. Monica Khan, is someone that embodies this belief. The Defender of Potential Award is a new award given to Bigs who have…

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Jasmine Crowe, Founder & CEO of Goodr, to Receive the 2020 Legacy Award

JASMINE CROWE

By Amari Woods Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta is an organization dedicated to building relationships that help make positive change in communities facing adversity. Our 2020 Legacy Awards honoree, Jasmine Crowe, has made meaningful change that positively impacts our agency and underserved areas throughout Georgia. Each year, the Legacy Award is given to…

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BBBSMA & Cox Enterprises Partner for “Beyond School Walls” Mentoring Program

After a nearly 20-year relationship, Big Brothers Big Sister of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) has partnered with Cox Enterprises for its first “Beyond School Walls” site-based mentoring program. The program, which will pair 20 Chamblee Charter High School students (“Littles”) with Cox Enterprises employees (“Bigs”) this spring, is the first of its kind for BBBSMA. “Big…

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Mentoring, revisited

aliya brianna and family

Mentoring, Revisited By Aliya Bhatia Last Monday after volunteering at the King Center, I found myself wandering around its exhibits. A few of the pieces reminded me of one of my former students, Brianna, whose artwork ranges from paintings of the four girls killed in the Birmingham Church Bombing to self-portraits interrogating what it means…

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Relationships Change People, Not Programs

Relationships Change People, Not Programs by Kwame Johnson I’ve been the President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta for only a few months now, but I’ve been a fan of the organization for the majority of my career for two reasons: the impact and the results. What is most vital about…

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C’mon, Dude. Be a Bro!

By John Mangan In June, we pay tribute to our dads by celebrating Father’s Day. We can observe the day by flipping burgers with dad, gifting him the loudest tie we can find, and having a discussion about how surprising the Braves have been this season. While these are all great things to do on…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta Names Kwame Johnson CEO

By Kelci Sleeper The Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA), long respected for leveraging the power of mentors on behalf of Metro Atlanta’s youth, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kwame Johnson as Chief Executive Officer. Currently Executive Director of the Greater Atlanta Region forPowerMyLearning, Johnson succeeds Janice…

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