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BBBSMA & Big Futures Sponsors Celebrate 63 Graduating Seniors

By BBBS of Atlanta | June 13, 2022

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) hosted a 2022 Graduation Celebration at Georgia State University on Saturday, June 4th, to honor 63 graduating senior Littles, their Bigs, and their families. It was an incredibly moving and fun way to wrap up the school year, to give matches the chance to express what the…

Metro Atlanta Volunteers Enjoy Big Networking Event

By BBBS of Atlanta | June 6, 2022

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta’s (BBBSMA) Young Leaders Council (YLC) hosted a Big Engagement event at Dr. Scofflaw’s at The Works on April 28th, 2022. After almost two years of virtual events, current, former, & prospective Bigs, BBBSMA staff, and YLC members gathered for an in-person meetup. The metro Atlanta volunteers were there…

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MacKenzie Scott Makes $3.6 Million Gift To Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta

By BBBS of Atlanta | May 24, 2022

ATLANTA – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlanta (BBBSMA) announced today its aim to transform mentorship in local communities with an unprecedented gift of $3.6 million. The gift, from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, supports the organization in furthering its mission to ensure young people have access to powerful mentoring experiences that empower them with a plan…


By BBBS of Atlanta | March 21, 2022

ATLANTA – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) is one of eight non-profit organizations that serve Atlantans for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race Charity Partner Program. BBBSMA will have 25 guaranteed entries into the 53rd Running of the Peachtree, which will take place on July 4 in Atlanta and virtually. Participants will…


By John Mangan | March 9, 2022

By Abigail Hayman ATLANTA – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) raised over $100,000 for youth mentorship programs in the communities of Greater Atlanta. For BBBSMA’s second annual Iconic Mentor Auction, supporters had the opportunity to bid on a once-in-a-lifetime experience with an Atlanta icon. The two-week-long auction featured entrepreneurs, business and civic…

Bigs and Littles of the Year Announced for 2022 Big Appreciation Night

By BBBS of Atlanta | February 10, 2022

By Abby Hayman The names of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta Bigs and Littles of the Year for 2022 were revealed during a virtual “Big Appreciation Night” on YouTube Live.  Big Brother & Little Brother of the Year:  Christian Doetsch and Brayan  Big Sister and Little Sister of the Year:  Carla Leary and…

Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrates Official Opening Of West Side HQ

By BBBS of Atlanta | December 10, 2021

ATLANTA – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) celebrated the completion of its Capacity Building Campaign and the official opening of the new office located at The MET Atlanta on November 16 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the space. Photos from the event can be viewed at  The design was created by Vickers Design Group and the buildout of the warehouse…

“Big Blitz” Volunteers Turn Out For Southwest Atlanta Community Event

By BBBS of Atlanta | November 9, 2021

By Mirlie Larose Matches, supporters, and partners of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta recently turned out for “The Big Blitz” — a volunteer event in the Southwest Atlanta community. BBBSMA headquarters recently relocated to The MET — a thriving multi-use community hub — and “The Big Blitz” gave staff and friends of the…

2021 Defender of Potential Award Winner, Jim Young

By John Mangan | September 2, 2021

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 2021 Defender of Potential Award recipient, Jim Young, is someone who embodies this belief. The Defender of Potential Award is an honor given to Bigs who have made substantial…

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Ernest and Patrice Greer are the 2021 Legacy Awards Honorees

By John Mangan | August 18, 2021

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta is dedicated to advocating for youth in our community — inspiring young people to thrive by reaching their fullest potential. Our 2021 Legacy Awards honorees, Ernest and Patrice Greer demonstrate our organization’s ideals in their continued commitment to lift up communities facing adversity in metro Atlanta. On September…

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