About our Organization

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Our Mission

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta’s mission is…

To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

One-to-One Relationships

As the largest one-to-one mentoring organizations in the Southeast, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) currently serves more than 2,000 youth.

Professionally Supported

Our staff of approximately 40 employees supports our city’s children and their families through friendships with caring adult volunteers.

Serving Metro Atlanta

We assist children and families in all 12 metro counties – the greatest number of children come from Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett counties.

Change Lives for the Better, Forever.

Learn how you can become involved in the most comprehensive one-to-one mentoring program in the city of Atlanta.  

“I don’t know where my life would be without her. My Big Sister keeps me going and helps me get better in life. She wants me to the best I can be.”  

—Little Sister Alexis, 17  

How does bowling help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta?

When you participate in Bowl For Kids’ Sake you have the power to change lives for the better, forever. We depend on the money raised from Bowl For Kids’ Sake to carry out the work of carefully matching children with caring adult mentors and providing ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor and child’s family. Today you can Register or Donate to our efforts to change the life of a child forever!

How a Big becomes a Big – and a Little, a Little.

Before we make a match, we do our homework. After someone expresses an interest in becoming a Big, they go through a background check and careful interview process. Then we match Bigs and Littles based on location, personalities and preferences. And we provide full support from the start, so matches can grow into lasting, impactful friendships. The entire matching process is made possible through donations – we can’t do what we do best without them!

What are a Big and a Little to do?

Each match is unique. Getting together doesn’t require a special occasion or expensive activity – just a few hours every month doing little things the Little and Big already enjoy. For example:

  • Playing catch
  • Reading books
  • Going to a museum
  • Providing advice and inspiration

Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles in the evenings. Each match develops a schedule that works for them.

Sometimes the best place for enjoying activities together is at the child’s school. And, the best part is, it can be a great learning experience, in or out of the classroom.

Find out about becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister at bbbsatl.org