Mentoring Programs

Our core programs pair a Big and a Little in a mentoring relationship. We thoroughly screen our mentors, and provide support and structure to create effective, long-lasting results. Additionally, we offer several innovative program models that allow us to serve more youth in metro Atlanta.

Click below on a program below to learn more.

BBBSMA 2023 Matches of the Year

1:1 Mentoring with Volunteers

1:1 Mentoring with Volunteers: Matches adult volunteers (Bigs) and children and youth (Littles)

  • Individualized for each child. 
  • Parents/guardians enroll their children  and work with program staff to identify goals for the mentoring relationship. 
  • We create a personalized match plan for each youth.
  • Volunteers and youth are matched based on a range of criteria including geographic proximity, personality, life experiences, and shared interests.

The Big Brother/Sister and Little Brother/Sister spend time together engaged in enrichment activities at times that are most convenient for them and their families. In some cases, Bigs and Littles meet at the Little’s school during the school day. 

  • A one-year commitment of two meetings/month on average is required. 
  • Each mentoring match is supported by a dedicated Match Support Specialist who provides ongoing resources and support to the Big, the Little and parents/guardians. 

Beyond School Walls

Uniquely designed mentoring for high school Littles who are interested in learning about career readiness and future planning through 1:1 mentorship at the corporate partner's site

Click 'Learn More' to read about how the program works, and how you can get involved!

Current Partner Schools:

  • South Atlanta High School, partnered with Chick-fil-A

  • Therrell High School, partnered with UPS

  • Chamblee High School, partnered with Cox

  • Benjamin Mays High School, partnered with Google

  • Cross Keys High School, partnered with Insight Global

  • North Atlanta High School, partnered with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Level Up: Future-Focused In-School Mentoring

Small group and 1:1 mentoring by trained, professional mentors who work in the school, providing students the opportunity to be mentored during the school day

Current Partner Schools:

  • Ralph J. Bunche Middle School
  • Lithonia Middle School
  • Luther J. Price Middle School
  • H.J. Russell West End Academy
  • Jean Childs Young Middle School

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley

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.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley serves the following counties:

  • Chattahoochee
  • Harris
  • Marion
  • Meriwether
  • Muscogee
  • Talbot
  • Troup
  • Chambers (Alabama)
  • Lee (Alabama)
  • Russell (Alabama)