One person can mak
e the difference in the life of a child. 

DARE TO BE THE DIFFERENCE. 

The Griffin-Spalding County Mentor Program began in 2012 through the combined efforts and generous contributions of the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce, the Griffin Housing Authority, and the Griffin-Spalding County School System, and it is managed through the Spalding Collaborative. The Mentor Program matches caring adults with students in the Griffin-Spalding County School System who would benefit from having a volunteer mentor to help on their path to becoming successful adults.

A mentor acts as a listener, a role model and a friend. Children who are mentored have better school attendance, better attitudes toward school, a greater likelihood of completing school and less substance abuse than non-mentored students.

Mentors interact with their mentee on school premises, once each week for a meal, school program, game or conversation. The program requires a one-year commitment, but mentor-mentee pairings are encouraged to extend beyond the first year. The mentor visiting schedule is flexible during school hours.

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"Life's most persistent and urgent question is 'What are you doing for others?''

- Martin Luther King, Jr.


About Us

The Griffin-Spalding County Mentor Program is managed through the Spalding Collaborative.  The Collaborative serves as a local decision-making body, bringing community partners together to develop, implement, and evaluate plans that address serious challenges facing Spalding County's children and families.  They aim to improve the well-being and health conditions of families through a collaborative system of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual supports.  To learn more about the Collaborative and about additional local efforts that are underway, please visit the Spalding Collaborative website
 





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Past Announcements

  • 2 Additional Schools added January 2015 The Griffin-Spalding County Mentor Program is expanding into two (2) additional schools in January 2015.  Jackson Road Elementary and Cowan Road Middle will begin placing students with mentor volunteers ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2014, 10:52 AM by Regina Abbott
  • Parent/Guardian Permission Packets Available Online If you are the parent/guardian of a student within Griffin-Spalding County Schools and are interested in your child participating as a student mentee within our program, the required ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2013, 10:01 AM by Regina Abbott
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Past Events

  • FREE training for mentors! We are once again offering an opportunity for mentor volunteers to participate in the Stewards of Children training for free (normal cost $15).  Stewards of Children is a program that ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2015, 2:01 PM by Regina Abbott
  • Additional FREE training dates! Two additional Stewards of Children (child sexual abuse prevention) trainings have been scheduled for June 9th.  There will be a morning and an afternoon training for added convenience.  Please pay ...
    Posted May 2, 2014, 9:18 AM by Regina Abbott
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