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:
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.
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.
You can also download the REACH volunteer application for volunteers age 14-17 here and for adults, and send it via email to Sylvia@mentormenorthga.org