Here's a sample of our volunteer opportunities:VIEW AS
To serve children and teens in need of positive role models, to help them grow into healthy and productive adult members of our society and community.
Mentor Me currently has 3 programs designed to target the specific needs of the children we serve.
Community-based Mentoring is the traditional mentoring relationship. Its target age range is children 6 - 16. It’s all about one-on-one time spent with the volunteer and the young person doing things they enjoy -- about an hour a week filled with shared interests and activities like:
o Playing catch
o Doing crafts
o Watching a movie
o Playing in the park
o Or just hanging out and talking.
The schedule can be flexible to meet the needs of mentors and young people in different kinds of situations. Some Mentors meet their mentees on the weekend or in the evening. Others get together with their mentees after school. There’s almost no one so busy that they can’t find a way to fit in a few hours a month. In spending regular and consistent time together, kids not only gain exposure to new ideas, but gain confidence in themselves, respect for others and most importantly, learn that other people care about them. PLEASE keep in mind that most of our youth live in Forsyth County/Cumming area and we prefer to match youth with Mentors who live close enough that meeting up once a week doesn't become a strain! (you can specify preferences, including distance from a potential Mentee, when you come in for an interview)
Kick it UP!
Kick it UP! is a site-based group mentoring program. Kick it UP! clubs are held at local middle schools and high schools. The clubs seek to help to raise the graduation rate by inspiring confidence in students through leadership training, community service projects and character building exercises. The clubs provide an opportunity for members of the community to become involved with the students and have fun learning about and discussing topics of interest to the students.
The result of a collaborative effort between the Forsyth County School System, Forsyth County Family Connections, Mentor Me- North Georgia, Community Coaches and Leadership Forsyth volunteers, the Kick it Up! Clubs provide a stress-free environment for the students to come together, hang out, have fun and get to know each other as well as members of the community who care about them.
A Hispanic Mentoring Program, this site-based program serves children ages 6 - 12. The program helps children who could benefit from one-on-one time with a mentor to build their academic and/or social skills, while at the same time offering a laid-back opportunity for volunteers and children to get to know each other. Since the program is site-based, there is also (for both volunteers and children) an extra benefit to participating in a group setting. This program is a great benefit to the students as well as serving as a starting point for those still considering participating in our community program.
Mentors and kids meet weekly for one hour at various locations, where we have games and homework help available to the children.