Becoming a mentor does not require a special degree or set of skills. 

                 All you need is a listening ear, a caring heart, and an open mind.

                                        Mentors are listeners first and foremost. 

    We offer friendship, guidance, acceptance and encouragement to our young person.


To get started you'll need to:

  • be at least 18-years-old
  • complete our online application and background check*
  • commit to mentoring a minimum of one hour, per week during the school year
  • attend a mandatory 2-hour mentor orientation

*Volunteers are asked to pay a $10.00 fee to assist in covering the cost of the background check, which is $45.  The remaining fee is covered through the program.

The following schools are currently participating in the mentor program:

  • Anne Street Elementary
  • Atkinson Elementary
  • Jackson Road Elementary
  • Moore Elementary
  • Cowan Road Middle
  • Kennedy Road Middle
  • Rehoboth Road Middle 
  • Griffin High
  • A.Z. Kelsey Academy

Did you know...

Georgia’s 4-year graduation rate is 79.2 %. We want it to be 100%!

Youth in mentoring relationships that lasted more than 12 months felt more confident about completing their schoolwork, skipped school less often, had higher grades, and had a lower rate of drug/alcohol use. 

 

Short-term relationships of 3-6 months typically show no significant improvement, and even briefer relationships will likely have a negative impact on the child. -www.childtrends.org

 

By committing to this effort, WE can impact the future of our local students, one child at a time.

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