The experts all agree: any effort to help the next generation-especially children at risk-must include mentoring. Mentoring is one of the key activities included in a comprehensive violence prevention and healthy development program approach. Mentoring can help young people change direction and do better academically and socially.A mentor is an adult who, along with parents, provides young people with support, friendship, reinforcement and constructive example. Mentors are good listeners, people who care, and want to help young people develop existing strengths.How do you become a mentor? Becoming a mentor requires attending one two-hour training session, completing an application and a background check. Becoming a mentor also involves committing to spending 30 minutes per week during school hours with a student for the school year. We need individuals, businesses, church organizations, and community members to become involved in the mentoring program.
Unable to attend a training? Would you like to have a training during the day or at your organization or worksite? No problem - Mentor training is available upon request for groups of 10 or more. Training have been held at churches, civic groups, mortgage companies, schools, and many other locations.
If you have questions regarding the Mentor Program of Sawnee Elementary, please feel free to contact:
Meagan Soles via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To see how mentoring has impacted one student's life, click here.How to Become a Mentor2. Attend one training session (Register for training date/time in Mentor Application)3. Submit Background Check and FERPA Form (Forms provided after you attend training)
If you have already completed electronic application you may RSVP for specific training date by emailing Melissa Nash at: MWNash@forsyth.k12.ga.us
For more information about the Forsyth County Mentoring program, please head to their website: