Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta's annual Bowl For Kids' Sake Technology Challenge was held at Bowlero on Saturday, March 24th, with two sessions. There were around 22 participating companies and community organizations, with over 60 bowling and fundraising teams! Bowl For Kids' Sake is one of our largest fundraising events and the Main Event brought in over $130,000 and counting, supporting 86 Big and Little matches for one year.
A BIG thank you to our sponsors:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta's annual Bowl For Kids' Sake Technology Challenge was held at BowlMor on Thursday, March 22nd. There were nearly 20 participating technology companies, with over 100 attendees! Bowl For Kids' Sake is one of our largest fundraising events and the Technology Challenge brought in over $35,000 and counting, supporting 23 Big and Little matches for one year.
A BIG thank you to our sponsors:
The Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA), long respected for leveraging the power of mentors on behalf of Metro Atlanta’s youth, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kwame Johnson as Chief Executive Officer. Currently Executive Director of the Greater Atlanta Region for PowerMyLearning, Johnson succeeds Janice McKenzie-Crayton, who retired last fall after more than a quarter century as CEO.
“This is truly an exciting development for the young people of our region,” noted board chair David Clark,...more
We're kicking off the New Year with the sixteenth annual National Mentoring Month!
National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us can work together to increase the number of mentors to help ensure positive outcomes for our young people. This campaign celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives.
MENTOR's “If You Mentor Me…” video below explores the ways in which mentors positively impact the lives of their mentees. Watch the video to see how becoming a mentor in real life can improve the lives...more
We are excited to announce that LaRoy Reynolds, Atlanta Falcons linebacker, has partnered with us as an Honorary Big Brother. Big Brother Lance and Little Brother Zion met with LaRoy and Laura Hale from CW69 at the Falcons training camp to film the video below.
“There are over 400 boys on the waiting list, waiting for someone who believes in them. That’s why I’m asking you to step up and help me tackle the waiting list. All it takes to be a great mentor is the desire to help one child,” said LaRoy.
The Legacy Awards is not only the biggest and most important fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, but it is also a night to celebrate our Bigs and Littles, to honor outstanding community leaders and to thank our generous donors and corporate sponsors.
Almost 500 guests were welcomed to the St. Regis. It was announced that $590,000 had been raised through sponsorships, silent and live auction and general donations.
This year, things were done a little differently than past years. As Janice McKenzie-Crayton, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of...more
On April 25th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President and CEO Pam Iorio visited the BBBSMA Agency to celebrate the formal kickoff of the Bigs in Blue program. Officers from several local police departments were in attendance. Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields, who has signed up to be a Big Sister in the program, spoke, as well as Atlanta Police Foundation President and CEO Dave Wilkinson.
Bigs in Blue is the first national campaign of its kind, supplementing the efforts of law enforcement officers mentoring youth in communities across the country. With more than 300...more
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with Uber during the month of April to tackle one of the agency’s biggest logistical challenges. The goal of this pilot program is to lower the “no-show” rates for interviews, while increasing the number of matches made. Uber will be providing free rides to and from the BBBSMA office for families who otherwise might not make it to their interviews.
To enroll a child in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, both parents and children are required to attend training and interview...more
by Kevin Catalano
Nearly 20 years later, Owen Hill can vividly recall the influential message he saw on television.
“When I was in law school in Washington, D.C., I saw this commercial asking for volunteers for Big Brothers and Big Sisters,” said the shareholder at the Atlanta office of Littler, a global labor and employment law firm. “It really grabbed my attention, and I started thinking this was something that I wanted to get involved with.”
Owen didn’t waste any time after moving to Atlanta in the summer of 1999 for a job after law school.
“One of the first phone calls I made was to...more