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Q+ United – A Virtual Roundtable on serving LGBTQ+ Youth in Atlanta

By BBBS of Atlanta | November 4, 2020

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…

The UPS Foundation STEM Kit Volunteer Event

By John Mangan | October 26, 2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta recently participated in a one-of-a-kind volunteer service project with The UPS Foundation to create 100 STEM kit boxes for our contactless October trick or treat drive-thru event. The boxes included three different activities that will allow children in our program to participate in fun, hands-on projects related to…

Bigs Swing Fore Littles 2020 Golf Tournament

By BBBS of Atlanta | September 25, 2020

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…

Great Turnout at the 2020 Back to School Event presented by Fiserv

By BBBS of Atlanta | August 20, 2020

Our 2020 Back to School event looked a little different than in years past, but our contactless drive-through was a great opportunity to connect with our community and provide school supplies to our awesome kids! More than 300 backpacks were distributed – filled with school supplies, STEM kits, and craft kits – as well as…

Randy Tanner to Receive the 2020 V. Thomas Murray Founder’s Award

By BBBS of Atlanta | August 18, 2020

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 to Receive the 2020 Defender of Potential Award

By BBBS of Atlanta | August 5, 2020

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…


Jasmine Crowe, Founder & CEO of Goodr, to Receive the 2020 Legacy Award

By BBBS of Atlanta | July 10, 2020

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…

#FrontlineBigs Campaign honors the efforts of our volunteers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By BBBS of Atlanta | July 8, 2020

By Amari Woods COVID-19 is affecting everyone, but not equally. Children and families in vulnerable communities are likely to experience an increase in stress, anxiety, fear and worry. Unfortunately, often times our youth bear the heaviest burden of the trauma and economic fallout. In fact, we found that 26 percent of our Littles reported that…

AJC Op-Ed: BBBSMA CEO Kwame Johnson comments on Racial Inequality

By John Mangan | June 30, 2020

By Amari Woods Recently, the AJC published an Op-Ed featuring Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta President and CEO, Kwame Johnson. In the article titled “You don’t have to fear me”, Johnson addresses the serious issue of police brutality. He began with, “My heart is heavy thinking of all of the black men and…

Legacy Awards Live

By John Mangan | June 26, 2020

A fun, virtual spin on our biggest annual fundraising event We are excited to invite you to participate in a fun, collaborative spin on our biggest annual fundraising event. For the first time ever, the Legacy Awards Gala will broadcast live from the BBBS headquarters and the homes of our 60th Anniversary Committee. Guests will…

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