Big Brother Big Sisters to Co-host Mentoring Roundtable Symposium

January 13, 2017

Atlanta, GA - In celebration of National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) with the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, will host a roundtable symposium entitled Innovations in Mentoring: Game Changers for Changing Lives this Friday, January 13. This dynamic conversation will explore how the private, public and non-profit sectors are working together to innovate, to improve and to ensure positive futures for children and youth.

Innovations in Mentoring brings together experts in mentoring practice, research and technology for a dialogue that explores emerging and best practices in the field. Participants will explore the roles that research, technology and collaborative partnerships do and should play in the development of more effective mentoring programs. Emphasis will be placed on ensuring that the traditional high-touch approach of mentoring programs is married with high-tech tools, all in the pursuit of more positive outcomes for youth. Our goal is to instigate a meaningful and action-oriented discussion for the broader community.

Confirmed speakers and presenters include:

  • David Shapiro, President and CEO, National Mentoring Partnership
  • Kaye Husbands Fealing, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, School of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Gabriel Kuperminc, Professor of Psychology, Georgia State University
  • James Franklin, President and CEO, TechBridge
  • Janis B. Kupersmidt, Ph.D., President and Senior Research Scientist, iRT
  • Brian L. Paulding, President and CEO, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
  • Milton J. Little, Jr., President and CEO, United Way of Greater Atlanta
  • Brad Bryant, Vice President, REACH Georgia
  • Scott D. Brown, Executive Director, Community Affairs & Youth Entrepreneurs Georgia-Pacific

The symposium will take place on Friday, January 13 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, located at 800 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30308. Parking is available in the GA Tech Conference Center Hotel Garage for $15 for an entire day.

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta

For 55 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) has transformed the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in our community through a proven youth development strategy: one-to-one mentoring. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The agency serves approximately 2,500 children from 12 metro Atlanta counties on an annual basis.

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