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Mentor a Homeless/At-risk Student!

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ORGANIZATION: StandUp For Kids - Atlanta Chapter

  • 162 people are interested

:: Quick Program Overview ::

Volunteer mentors go through training and then are matched with a high school student who is currently at-risk or experiencing homelessness. (Some students are living without a parent or guardian). Mentors meet with their student mentee 2 times a month during their school lunch period. Mentors provide unconditional emotional support with a positive, non-judgmental attitude so that students have a safe place to share their struggles. When appropriate, mentors provide guidance in money and/or time management, planning, impulse control, how to prioritize tasks and other necessary life skills that youth are able to directly apply to their life. By providing emotional, educational and financial support, we are preparing our youth for graduation and for the successful transition into adulthood.

Mentor a homeless or at-risk high schooler towards recognizing their potential and self-worth while also achieving academic, social, and life success!

Mentor requirements:

  • Must be 24 years of age or older,
  • Must commit to meeting with their mentee 2x a month for the school year,
  • Must be sensitive to issues pertaining to youth homelessness and poverty,
  • AND must have strong desire to make a positive impact on a youth's life
:: Program Mission ::

To empower homeless, unaccompanied and at-risk high school students towards personal and educational achievement through positive, supportive adult mentoring relationships.

:: Program Goals ::
  • Build self-esteem
  • Provide emotional and educational support
  • Help teach and practice the skills needed to transition successfully into adulthood
  • Keep kids connected and in school

Only 25% of homeless kids graduate. Keeping kids in school = keeping them off the streets! Everyone has something to offer.

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About StandUp For Kids - Atlanta Chapter


1227 Rockbridge Road, Suite 208 - Box 355, Stone Mountain, GA 30087, US

Mission Statement

Ending the cycle of youth homelessness in and around Atlanta through volunteer-driven street outreach and school mentoring since 2003.


StandUp For Kids - Atlanta has been serving homeless and at-risk youth since 2003. We provide two programs which address the challenges facing homeless kids on the streets and in the schools through prevention, volunteer-based outreach and mentoring, and community-supported programming to help our youth on their journey to leading a healthy, happy and self-sufficient life.Our two core programs are street outreach and school-based mentoring.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Homeless & Housing


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Multiple locations Atlanta, GA 30328



  • Mentoring
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Youth Services




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 24
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour during lunchtime, twice a month

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