A Youth Program available to Methodist Churches
As one of 4 Youth groups which the Methodist Church partners with nationally, BBBS is a terrific adult mentorship program that provides youth with access to adult role models.
BBBS is a one-on-one mentoring program between adult men or women (Bigs) and boys or girls (Littles) that provides adult mentors to help children learn to make better decisions as they grow up. Littles who have a Big Brother or Big Sister are significantly less likely to take drugs, drink alcohol or skip school improving their odds of graduating high school, attending college and getting a good job. Churches don’t have to have a large program with lots of adult leaders to make a difference. One adult can make a BIG impact by hanging out with a child in their community 2x a month.
UMCOS recommends that Methodist churches in North Georgia consider starting a program whereby you recruit potential mentors (Bigs) and/or children in need (Littles) to get involved in the program. If you are interested in learning more, you have several resources to go to.
- BBBS website: https://bbbsatl.org/
- BBBS Contact: Kyle Redner (404-601-7141, Kyle.Redner@bbbsatl.org)
If you are interested in learning more, reach out to either the UMCOS Scout Coordinator or our BBBS contact above. This might be as a mentor, a program coordinator at your church or serving on the UMCOS as BBBS Coordinator.