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Little Sisters “Say Yes to the Prom Dress” Event

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, in partnership with Sisters United Atlanta, recently hosted a “Say Yes to the Prom Dress” Event at BBBSMA headquarters in Midtown Atlanta. 22 of our Little Sisters in their Junior or Senior year attended the event. Little Sisters were able to select a prom dress courtesy of Angela’s…

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BBBSMA & Cox Enterprises Partner for “Beyond School Walls” Mentoring Program

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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Mentoring, revisited

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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Atlanta Hawks host Real Men Mentor event

Atlanta Hawks host Real Men Mentor event On 1.21.18, the Atlanta Hawks hosted more than 50 Bigs, Littles, staff, and supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta for their MLK Day game against the Orlando Magic. The Hawks provided tickets and gave an extra special shout out to the group on the Jumbotron.…

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Annual Bigs, Littles, & Families Picnic

Metro Atlanta Mentors

 On 10.6.2018, we hosted our Annual Bigs, Littles, & Families Picnic at Atlanta Silverbacks Park, presented by our sponsor WellCare. Our staff welcomed over 400 participants to this year’s event. Our honorary Big and outstanding champion of our cause, Angel McCoughtry of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream was on hand to take pictures with fans and…

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Relationships Change People, Not Programs

Relationships Change People, Not Programs by Kwame Johnson I’ve been the President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta for only a few months now, but I’ve been a fan of the organization for the majority of my career for two reasons: the impact and the results. What is most vital about…

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Q&A with President & CEO, Kwame Johnson

This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta welcomed a new leader. Our President and CEO, Kwame Johnson, offers a wealth of experience in the non-profit sector, and a pragmatic philosophy that promises to move our organization in an exciting new direction. Here Kwame discusses the future of Metro Atlanta’s youth, and the part…

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