On June 7, we held our annual Bigs Swing Fore Littles (BSFL) golf tournament at Topgolf Atlanta Midtown. There were approximately 150 attendees representing nearly 80 companies. We raised a total of $134,000 for our one-to-one mentoring programs and everyone had a great time in the process!
The day would not have been possible without our amazing corporate sponsors, especially Presenting Sponsor, IBERIABANK.
Gold Matchmakers included: The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Booster Enterprises, Booth Western Arts Museum/Tellus Science Museum,...more
In June, we pay tribute to our dads by celebrating Father’s Day. We can observe the day by flipping burgers with dad, gifting him the loudest tie we can find, and having a discussion about how surprising the Braves have been this season. While these are all great things to do on Father’s Day, we’d like to suggest another way you can honor the role your dad has played in your life.
What better way to honor the wisdom, advice, and quality time given to you by your father, or other male role models you’ve had, than by passing those things along to a child facing adversity?
On Saturday, June 2nd, we held our annual Graduation Celebration at Georgia State University. Each year, we gather to honor the achievements of our senior Little Brothers and Sisters who are graduating from high school. While this is the formal end of their time in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, the relationship that has been formed in this one-to-one mentoring relationship never truly ends. And we can't forget about our amazing Bigs, who officially become Alumni Bigs!
Board member Tim Wilkerson welcomed our Masters of Ceremonies, Big Sister Bianca and Little Sister Alexis....more
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