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.
1. In 2015, Miley Cyrus revealed that she identifies as sexually fluid, telling Paper magazine, “I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age.”
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2. Ricky Martin shocked the world when he came out as gay in 2010. The father of two once revealed, “I know that I like both men and women, I’m against sexual labels.”
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3. After photos surfaced of her making out with Michelle Rodriguez, Cara Delevingne came clean about her bisexuality, saying, “It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it.”
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4. Frank Ocean captivated the world with his songs about love and women. When he opened up about his experience falling in love with a guy, he garnered the attention of many more.
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5. Lady Gaga has been open about her sexuality since the beginning of her career. After naysayers claimed it was all for marketing, she said, “This is who I am and who I have always been.”
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6. After coming under fire for using the F bomb multiple times on social media, Azealia Banks defended herself, saying “I can’t be homophobic. I’m bisexual.”
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7. Amber Rose has never been shy about her sexuality. She even openly admitted to being in a relationship with a girl, way before her Kanye days.
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8. David Bowie was one of the most notable artists of all time, whose sexuality and gender bent all of the traditional rules.
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9. Mel B once revealed that she was in a four-year relationship with a woman before.
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10. In 2013, Zoe Saldana said that she “might end up with a woman raising my children. I’ve been attracted to the male species, but if one day I wake up and want to be with a woman, I will do that because it is my life, therefore it is my decision.”
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11. Megan Fox told Esquire Magazine once, “I have no question in my mind about being bisexual.”
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12. Angelina Jolie has always been open about her bisexuality. She once told OK Magazine, “I have loved women in the past and slept with them.”
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