Our Programs

Community-Based Mentoring

 

Community-based Mentoring is the traditional mentoring relationship. It’s all about one-on-one time spent with the volunteer and the young person doing things they enjoy — a few hours a couple times a month filled with shared interests and activities like:

  • Playing catch
  • Doing crafts 
  • Watching a movie 
  • Playing in the park
  • 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.   

Download a Mentoring FAQ sheet.

Ready to make a difference? Sign up here!

 

Kick it Up! Clubs

A site based group mentoring program, 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.    Download a Kick it Up Information sheet.  and click here to sign up.

REACH

REACH (Raising Expectations and Achievement of our Children) is a mentoring program where volunteers work one-on-one with an elementary school (K-5) student. This site based program allows us to mentor children while providing homework assistance to children for one hour every week during the school year.

REACH out to help an elementary school student with homework and reading. Our "REACH" mentoring and homework help program meets for one hour a week, September-May. You will work with the same student for the duration of the school year. Multiple sessions available to choose from, all located in Cumming, GA.

Ready to get started? Click here to volunteer for REACH!