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Know of a girl in need of a mentor? Big Brothers Big Sisters can help!

November 18, 2010

Big Brothers Big Sisters of AtlantaIf you know of a young girl who may be in need of a mentor, Big Brother Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta can help.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBS) matches children between the ages of 6 and 12 in Fulton, DeKalb, Rockdale, Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Gwinnett, Cobb, Cherokee, Douglas, and Paulding counties in mentoring friendships with caring adult volunteers.  Children and volunteers participate in one of three primary programs offered by the agency:

  • In the Community Program, a Big (mentor) gets to share activities with a Little (mentee) that they both enjoy.  That might include shopping, attending festivals, playing board games, baking cookies, or going to ball games. They are able to enjoy these fun experiences two or three times a month with a Big, on their own schedule.  This is the program most individuals in the metro Atlanta area enroll in.
  • In the Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program (MCP), the goal is to create a quality, lasting, one on one relationship, that provide young people with caring role models for future success.  The target population is identified as Children of Prisoners rather than the general population.  Eligible youth are between the ages of 4 and 17 years old and have one or both parents incarcerated in a Federal or State Correctional Facility or in a local facility if remanded by a Federal or State Court.
  • There is also a School Mentoring Program. Here, the Big gets to go back to elementary school and experience the hot lunches and little desks all over again!  They visit their Little each week at their school for about an hour each time.   There are school and corporate-based partnerships where individuals participate in this program, through their place of education or employment.

 BBBS would like to speak with all eligible girls one-on-one about our programs and give them more information about what it’s like to be a Little (mentee) in the program.  Those interested can contact representative Recruitment Manager Scott Mackenzie at (404)-601-7141 to discuss any questions about the program, and, if all goes well, begin the enrollment process!  You can also send an email to if you know someone who wants to become a Little Sister (mentee).

Visit the local agency website,, and read up about the agency and what it’s like to be a Little Sister in the program. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta has over 1,100 Adult Female Volunteers (mentor) just waiting to mentor a new Little Sister!

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