Each child is matched with an adult. They spend time one-on-one doing fun activities, building a long term relationship of trust, providing a positive influence on the children and improving their self-esteem and education.
It's all about one-on-one time spent with the volunteer and the young person doing things they enjoy — a few hours a couple times a month filled with shared interests and activities like playing in the park, fishing or talking. The schedule can be flexible to meet the needs of mentors and young people in different kinds of situations. Mentors can meet with their mentees on the weekend, evenings or after school. All of our youth reside in Forsyth County and we match within 15 minutes ideally.
1 hour a week
1 year commitment
Hours flexible to your availability
REACH focuses on elementary school students. Teen and adult volunteers provide reading, mentoring and homework help one hour each week throughout the year.
We meet as a group, though each volunteer works individually with one elementary school (K-5) student. This site based program allows us to mentor children while helping children with their reading and language skills. There are multiple times and locations where our groups meet, each for one hour per week during the school year. REACH out to help an elementary school student with homework and reading.
1 hour a week from Sept-May
Monday, Tuesday or Thursday options
Vary depending on day
kick it up clubs
We offer monthly club meetings at twelve Forsyth County middle and high schools to encourage school attendance and performance. A leading cause for student drop out is a lack of connection. Clubs help build that connection.
Our clubs help build that connection as well as expose our students to leadership skills, career exploration and service project opportunities. We desire for every student to have connections with one another as well as trusted adults.
Club sessions vary by school, 8 AM-3 PM
Vary depending on day
Mentors work with a group of high achieving students at a partnering high school and help coach them on their path to college. Students receive a scholarship upon graduating from a Forsyth County school.
This pilot mentoring program helps high achieving school students who have been selected to receive a scholarship upon graduation from high school. Mentors work with a group at a partnering school and meet with their students twice a month during the school day to help coach and guide them on their path to college.