Become a mentor for a homeless child/Academic Mentoring Program


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

McGill WayAtlanta, GA 30034

About

Project One-on-One is a tutoring and mentoring program for homeless children in Atlanta.

We need volunteers for a weekly tutoring session in Midtown Atlanta.

Tutoring Day & Time varies based on site.

For a map with all tutoring sites CLICK HERE

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. There will be lesson guides to help you teach reading, writing, or math skills. 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. Students may or may not have homework, and they may or may not want to work on it. Don't push the issue. If they want homework help then you can certainly offer that, and if not then work with the lesson guides. Hopefully your students will begin to take interest in their homework!

We call it a mentoring program because without a trusting, positive 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!!

Please sign up at our website for more information and faster placement! www.childrn.org/mentoring.html

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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