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

By BBBS of Atlanta | July 10, 2020

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…

#FrontlineBigs Campaign honors the efforts of our volunteers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By BBBS of Atlanta | July 8, 2020

By Amari Woods COVID-19 is affecting everyone, but not equally. Children and families in vulnerable communities are likely to experience an increase in stress, anxiety, fear and worry. Unfortunately, often times our youth bear the heaviest burden of the trauma and economic fallout. In fact, we found that 26 percent of our Littles reported that…

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

By John Mangan | June 30, 2020

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…

Legacy Awards Live

By John Mangan | June 26, 2020

A fun, virtual spin on our biggest annual fundraising event We are excited to invite you to participate in a fun, collaborative spin on our biggest annual fundraising event. For the first time ever, the Legacy Awards Gala will broadcast live from the BBBS headquarters and the homes of our 60th Anniversary Committee. Guests will…

Celebrating Seniors From a Distance with the 2020 Virtual Graduation Celebration

By John Mangan | June 18, 2020

By Amari Woods This year’s Graduation Celebration was one to remember. We honored 42 graduates virtually for the first time ever. This event was designed to commemorate graduating seniors and their completion of our program. It’s also a way to acknowledge the positive impact of our program on Bigs and Littles alike as we strive…

5 Virtual Activities for Matches

By John Mangan | June 16, 2020

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,…

Bigs, Littles, and Families Picnic 2019

By John Mangan | October 9, 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,…

25th Annual Legacy Awards Gala in Photos

By John Mangan | September 18, 2019

This is the 25th year Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta has hosted the Legacy Awards. Throughout the years, Legacy Awards Honorees have been leaders who have made substantial, meaningful impacts on their communities and industries and have invested significantly in our cause and causes aligned with our mission of defending the potential of…

‘100 Men to Mentors’ Partnership with City of Atlanta Boosts Volunteer Interest

By John Mangan | September 17, 2019

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta sees a major rise in volunteer mentor inquiries after the launch of a partnership with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recently announced a bold, new partnership between the city of Atlanta and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA). The city is…

Back to School Kick-Off 2019

By John Mangan | July 31, 2019

With a new school year upon us, we recently held our annual Back to School Kick-Off event at our headquarters in Midtown Atlanta. This event serves as not only a celebration of a new academic year, but as an opportunity to prepare students and parents for what lies ahead. Students played games and showed off…

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