BBBSMA strives to support at-risk youth, children of incarcerated parents and children in need of guidance and mentoring. The children we serve range in age from 6 to 18 years old. Children in our program show improved academic performance and higher graduation rates, which impacts the community as a whole with fewer children dropping out of school and more entering the work force and creating a positive influence for other children. BBBSMA provides support for single-parents by introducing a mentor for their children. Seventy-six percent of the children in our program are African American while 19% are Hispanic.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro AtlantaHighlights:
50 years of serving the youth in our community. BBBSMA serves 3,200 children in 12 Metro Atlanta counties and has impacted the lives of 20,000 children, volunteers and families
Provides meaningful one-to-one mentoring relationships between children and caring, well-trained volunteer adults
91% of our Littles graduate on time from high school; many going on to college and other post secondary careers. 90% have shown improvement in self-confidence. 87% have shown improvement trusting others. 76% have shown improvement in academic performance.81% have demonstrated a new sense of their future.
BBBSMA is working tirelessly to raise enough funds and awareness to serve 5,000 children by 2012. BBBSMA currently has over 800 boys on a waiting list to be matched with Big Brothers. We are enhancing our fundraising and recruitment efforts to meet this large need in the community.