ATLANTA, GA – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta is proud to announce the incorporation of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chattahoochee Valley into their operations, effective February 19, 2024. This strategic move will provide enhanced resources, training, and support, amplifying Big Brothers Big Sisters’ impact on youth in the counties surrounding Columbus, Georgia.

The decision to merge comes with a commitment to expand services and opportunities for youth in the region. By joining forces with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, the Chattahoochee Valley program gains access to a wealth of expertise and innovative programs, furthering its mission to ignite the potential of every child served by the youth mentoring agency.

“We are excited to welcome Big Brothers Big Sisters Chattahoochee Valley to our organization,” said Kwame Johnson, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. “Together, we are committed to fostering positive relationships and empowering youth to reach their full potential. This partnership marks a significant step towards our vision of bringing high-quality mentoring programs to more children and youth in Georgia.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chattahoochee Valley will continue to serve Muscogee, Harris, Chattahoochee, Troup, Talbot and Marion Counties in Georgia, as well as Chambers, Lee and Russell Counties in Alabama. The program was previously part of The Family Center of Columbus.

The integration will not only provide additional resources for program participants but also offer expanded opportunities for volunteers and partners to engage in mentoring and support initiatives. Through collaborative efforts, the merged entity aims to create a more robust network of support for children and families in need.