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 and hopefully the following 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. Last yearTo see how mentoring has impacted one student's life, click here.How to Become a Community Mentor1. Complete the Forsyth County Schools Mentor Application2. Attend one training session (Register for training date/time in Mentor Application).Upcoming Trainings:Tuesday, August 15, 2023, 9:30am-11:30amOtwell Middle School (605 Tribble Gap Road Cumming, GA 30040)Thursday, August 17, 2023, 9:00am-11:00amChestatee Elementary School (6945 Keith Bridge Road Gainesville, GA 30506)Thursday, August 24, 2023, 6:00pm-8:00pmForsyth County Board of Education (1120 Dahlonega Highway Cumming, GA 30040)Tuesday, September 12, 6:00pm-8:00pmForsyth County Board of Education (1120 Dahlonega Highway Cumming, GA 30040)Sunday, October 1st, 2023, 10:00am-12:00pmBrowns Bridge Church (3860 Browns Bridge Church Cumming, GA 30041)Thursday, October 26th, 2023, 6:00pm-8:00pmForsyth County Board of Education (1120 Dahlonega Highway Cumming, GA 30040)Contact Information:County Office: Lindsey SimpsonPrevention Specialist770-887-2461 ext.202347Piney Grove: Sara KinseySchool Counselor678.965.5010 Ext. 381003
Last Modified on July 31, 2023