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 from all across the community to be involved in our 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.To 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 Training Opportunities:Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 6:00pm-8:00pmForsyth County Board of Education (1120 Dahlonega Highway Cumming, GA 30040)Thursday, February 1, 2024 - 6:00pm-8:00pmForsyth County Board of Education (1120 Dahlonega Highway Cumming, GA 30040)