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2019 Big Brother & Big Sister of the Year Honored at Big Appreciation Night: Photo Gallery

By John Mangan | February 22, 2019

By Kelci Sleeper Big Brothers Big Sister of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) celebrates two volunteers who have made a significant difference in the lives of their Littles. The 2019 Bigs of the Year were chosen from over 1,400 volunteers across 12 metro counties in recognition of their extraordinary commitment to their Little Brothers and Sisters (“Littles”).…

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

By BBBS of Atlanta | February 12, 2019

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

By BBBS of Atlanta | January 28, 2019

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…

Atlanta Hawks host Real Men Mentor event

By John Mangan | January 22, 2019

Atlanta Hawks host Real Men Mentor event On 1.21.18, the Atlanta Hawks hosted more than 50 Bigs, Littles, staff, and supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta for their MLK Day game against the Orlando Magic. The Hawks provided tickets and gave an extra special shout out to the group on the Jumbotron.…

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Annual Bigs, Littles, & Families Picnic

By John Mangan | October 30, 2018

 On 10.6.2018, we hosted our Annual Bigs, Littles, & Families Picnic at Atlanta Silverbacks Park, presented by our sponsor WellCare. Our staff welcomed over 400 participants to this year’s event. Our honorary Big and outstanding champion of our cause, Angel McCoughtry of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream was on hand to take pictures with fans and…

WebMD Volunteers at BBBS of Metro Atlanta

By John Mangan | October 23, 2018

Recently, employees of our Corporate Partner, WebMD, came to our headquarters in Midtown Atlanta to donate their time and talents. Over the course of a week, they assembled bicycles, goodie bags, and hygiene care packages for the Little Brothers and Little Sisters in our program. In total, WebMD volunteers put together 175 Care Boxes for…

Our 2018 Legacy Awards Gala Honorees are Jeff Sprecher and Kelly Loeffler

By John Mangan | September 17, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta is proud to honor Jeff Sprecher and Kelly Loeffler as their 2018 Legacy Honorees for the example they set as leaders and mentors within the Atlanta community. Jeff is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE) and Chairman of the New York Stock…

Peter Lauer to Receive V. Thomas Murray Founder’s Award at 2018 Legacy Awards Gala

By John Mangan | September 12, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta is an organization built on the principle that relationships have the power to create positive change. Our 2018 Founder’s Award recipient, Peter Lauer, has made a lasting positive impact on our agency, and on the youth of Metro Atlanta, by embodying the spirit of our agency’s core ideals…

Relationships Change People, Not Programs

By BBBS of Atlanta | September 11, 2018

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…

Q&A with President & CEO, Kwame Johnson

By John Mangan | August 1, 2018

This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta welcomed a new leader. Our President and CEO, Kwame Johnson, offers a wealth of experience in the non-profit sector, and a pragmatic philosophy that promises to move our organization in an exciting new direction. Here Kwame discusses the future of Metro Atlanta’s youth, and the part…

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