Little Sister Aimee Named Posse Scholarship Winner

by Destiny Daniel Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta is proud to announce that Little Sister Aimee has been named a Posse Scholarship Winner. She will receive a full tuition scholarship to the College of Wooster in Ohio. Each year the Posse Foundation awards a few select students full tuition scholarships to attend one…

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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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AJC Op-Ed: BBBSMA CEO Kwame Johnson comments on Racial Inequality

By Amari Woods Recently, the AJC published an Op-Ed featuring Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta President and CEO, Kwame Johnson. In the article titled “You don’t have to fear me”, Johnson addresses the serious issue of police brutality. He began with, “My heart is heavy thinking of all of the black men and…

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5 Virtual Activities for Matches

By Amari Woods Are you looking for fresh ways to connect with your Little? Due to the current pandemic, our Bigs have replaced face-to-face interactions with virtual meetings. Although this is the safest option, we recognize that it can be challenging to make a connection from a distance. In order to support these virtual meetings,…

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Bigs, Littles, and Families Picnic 2019

On October 7th, 2019 we hosted our annual Bigs, Littles, and Families Picnic. It was a fun-filled event for supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta – with more than 500 guests in attendance for games, food, arts & crafts, and our famous tug-of-war. We would like to thank our Presenting Sponsor, Monat,…

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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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