Academic Mentorship for Homeless Youth!


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

18 different locations in Metro AtlantaAtlanta-DeKalb, GA 30309

About

Project One-on-One is an academic mentorship program for homeless children in Atlanta.

We need volunteers for weekly sessions throughout Metro Atlanta; most desperately in Henry, Rockdale, Clayton, DeKalb, and Fulton Counties. Each session is 1 to 2 hours depending on location.

Our program is structured as team mentoring, meaning a team of volunteers meets with a group of children at the same time. This way, if one or more volunteers are unable to make it to a session, the children can still benefit from someone's help. We try to keep the ratio one to one, but this is not always possible due to limited volunteer resources. That's why it's so important to be consistent and reliable, and to help us get the word out!

The mentor sessions are academically focused. You will find that most of the students are lacking in basic skills and the best way to help them is to fill in those gaps. Additionally, students may need help with their homework.

We call it a mentoring program because without a trusting, friendly relationship there is no getting through to a lot of these kids. They need skills, yes; but more than that they need encouragement and attention that is crucial to healthy social development. As a mentor, you can show your students that education is important and learning can be fun, and you can celebrate progress. There are few greater accomplishments than helping a struggling student learn how to learn!!

Skills

  • Tutoring
  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours per week
  • 4 month/1 semester commitment
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