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Mentor Me North Georgia, Inc.

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Being a Mentor can be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience, and it’s simple too! Think back to when you were a kid. Who was someone, other than a parent, who brought a little magic to your life, just by being there? By becoming a Mentor, you can be that person for a child who wants a mentor, and you can build treasured memories through a friendship that impact your life and a child’s forever.

As a Mentor, you and your young friend can do everyday activities like playing sports, watching a movie, cooking, visiting a museum, taking a walk, volunteering in their community, and/or hanging out. Research shows what really matters to children is the fact that they have a caring adult in their lives. They have support at a pivotal time in their lives when even small changes in behavior, or choices made, can change the course of their future. They are therefore able to do better in school and at home.

Mentors accept the responsibility to enter into a friendship with their young friend for at least a year. We also ask that you meet with the child regularly for an hour per week or a few hours every other week. The Mentor takes the initiative to arrange outings and contacts with the child. The Mentor should keep every scheduled appointment with their young friend and allow the child to develop the friendship at their own pace.

The safety and well-being of the children we serve is our highest priority. We strive to achieve the highest quality possible in matching a child to a volunteer Mentor, and in providing ongoing, support services to our children, parents and volunteers. All applicants are interviewed and screened by staff to determine suitability as a volunteer and to determine the child who might be the most compatible. Mentors are then matched according to geographic proximity, common interests and personality, as well as preferences. Reach out for more information or to start today!

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About Mentor Me North Georgia, Inc.

Location:

101 Meadow Drive Suite J, Cumming, GA 30040, US

Mission Statement

To connect youth to positive role models, to help them grow into healthy and productive adult members of our community.

Description

We have 3 programs:

Community-Based Mentoring is the traditional mentoring relationship for children 6 - 17. It’s about one-to-one time spent with the volunteer and child doing things they enjoy like soccer, crafts, movies, or the park. The schedule is 1 hr/week and flexible to the needs of the mentors and children. Some meet on weekends, in the evening or after school. Through regular, consistent time together, kids gain confidence, exposure to new ideas, and respect for others while learning others care about them. Our youth live in Forsyth County and we prefer Mentors live nearby so that meeting once a week doesn't become a strain!

Club CONNECT is a group mentoring program that exists to equip, encourage, and empower students to be their best selves through connecting with themselves, peers, and adults. Connect is at local middle-high schools with volunteers who follow a curriculum of weekly small and/or large club gatherings. Volunteers serve as mentors through speaking to large groups or facilitating small group discussion. Other volunteers also teach life skills.

Mentoring After School (MAS) is an after-school, site-based mentoring program for K-5th grade ESOL students. MAS helps children who could benefit from time with a mentor to build their academic and/or social skills, offering a laid-back opportunity for volunteers and children to get to know each other. We meet 1 hour/week at various locations where we have homework help & games.

Children & Youth

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Cumming, GA 30040

(34.2101,-84.1809)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour per week or 2 hours twice a month
  • Application, interview process, background check, reference check, insurance verification

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