Kids who are paired with a Big Brother or Big Sister become success stories. Nearly all of them graduate high school and don’t get into trouble. Those are just some of the reasons Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued her 100 Men to Mentor challenge, to find Big Brothers for boys on the BBBS waiting list here in Atlanta.

Kwame Johnson, President and CEO of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta, says the Mayor’s challenge has reverberated beyond Atlanta and that other community leaders now want to participate in creating similar partnerships with the venerable organization and local youngsters who are looking for positive role models in their lives.