The Power of One

  • Since 2009, the Community Based Mentoring Program for African-American Boys has been impacting the community one student at a time. Our volunteer community mentors come alongside our boys to encourage, expose, and support our boys during their educational journey. Students are exposed to activities and events that focus on character, leadership, college and career readiness, STEM, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. If you are interested in building the future generation of men, consider becoming a mentor for the African-American Boys, which serves students across the district.

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  • James Rayford  

     James Rayford, Director
     (770) 277- 4485


    James Rayford joined Gwinnett County Public Schools in 2002 as an assistant principal and later became a principal. Prior to coming to the school system, he worked at Georgia Tech’s CEISMC (Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing) as a program manager for a teacher internship program. He has seen the impact that the program in making in students’ lives. One mentor can change a student’s trajectory in school and in life.

Parent Spotlight



    “My son’s mentor could have not been more perfect. After attending the annual career summit, both of my sons were positively encouraged by the career path they are interested in pursuing. This program has been a blessing for my son, and our family.” Carmen Antonson, Parent.