Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta recently hosted a Zoom round-table to learn how LGBTQ+ organizations within the metro area are serving the youth and potentially incorporate their efforts within our organization.  During the meet-up, local chapters for organizations like PFLAG and YMCA took the floor to introduce themselves and share their work. This…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta is proud to partner with the award-winning Golf Club of Georgia for our 9th Annual Bigs Swing Fore Littles Golf Tournament. As one of our signature fundraising events, this tournament will help advance our mission of providing strong, one-to-one mentoring relationships for youth in Metro Atlanta. This year’s…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta is an organization committed to defending the potential of youth facing adversity in order to create positive change. Our 2020 Founder’s Award recipient, Randy Tanner, has had a substantial impact on youth in Metro Atlanta while also exemplifying our agency’s core beliefs. This award is named in honor…

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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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JASMINE CROWE

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…

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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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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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