The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Mentors are needed to work with high school and middle school students in Marietta City Schools at Marietta MS, and Marietta PLC and in Cobb County Schools at Osborne HS, Pebblebrook HS, Campbell HS, South Cobb HS and the Cobb PLC. Mentors meet one hour a week with students and can make a positive impact on whether a child successfully completes school. Also, mentoring can connect children with: a healthy start in life, marketable skills through effective education and an opportunity to give back through community service. Mentoring can also cultivate character and allow adults to serve as a friend, a trusted counselor, a tutor, or a coach.
WHO CAN BE A MENTOR? A mentor is an adult who, along with parents, provides young people with support, counsel, friendship, reinforcement and constructive example. Mentors are good listeners, people who care, people who want to help young people bring out strengths that are already there.