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Gwinnett County Public School

FAQ

The Community-Based Mentoring Program is re-launching this year to provide opportunities to for students to connect with caring adults to help them reach their potential.

Q. What are the requirements to become a volunteer mentor?

  1. Make a commitment for a minimum of one year, attend training, undergo fingerprinting and background check, attend program events and on-going training as provided. Volunteer can participate in one-to -one mentoring or small group mentoring.

Q. What is the time commitment?

  1. One hour a week for one-to-one mentoring or two hours per month for small group mentoring.

Q. Where does mentoring take place?

  1. One-to-one mentoring can take place during school or outside of school. Small group mentoring takes place during the school day at designated times.

Q. If I am unable to be a volunteer mentor, are there other ways to support the program?

  1. Yes. You can volunteer at program events, help share the need for volunteer mentors with others in your network, make a financial donation, or guest speaker or sponsor at an event.

Q. What schools do you support?

  1. Our focus is on middle and high school students. We provide support and training of volunteer mentors that have been recruited by elementary schools.

Q. How are students identified?

  1.  Our office works with local schools to identify students who could benefit from having a one-to-one mentor or small group mentor. Students must also agree to participate in the program.

Q. How do you involve parents?

  1.  Parents must complete a consent form for their child to participate, communicate with the mentor, and attend program activities.

 

For additional information, please contact our office at 678-301-7184