We believe mentoring is one of the simplest yet most impactful was to give back to our community. The organization Communities In Schools oversees a mentoring program throughout Coweta County Public Schools that specifically provides care for “at risk” students. A student is considered at risk once they have reached a specific negative threshold in attendance, academics or behavior. Mentoring provides an opportunity for an adult to provide a bit of consistent support as well as an additional perspective for the student to consider.
Foundation is now the single largest source of mentors at a single school (Ruth Hill Elementary) in all of Coweta County. And even still there is need for more.
What kind of commitment does it take?
30 minutes during lunch once a week
Do I have to know how to do the type of school work they are currently learning?
No - this mentorship is strictly relational. No academic knowledge necessary.
What if I miss week, am I disqualified?
No, life happens. However, we would want to make sure that the student was aware a head of time and not sitting at the lunch table waiting on you.
What are the requirements to get started?
Step 1 - Attend a 1 hour training session
Step 2 - Pass a standard background check
Step 3 - Go to central office to take your picture for your mentorship id
Do I have to find my own student?
No, one of the Communities In Schools representatives will work to match you with an appropriate student.
Do I have to wear cool clothes?
No, in fact if you don’t normally wear what you would consider to be “cool clothes” it would be really bad if you started just to eat lunch with a student once a week.
Why is the church so interested in mentoring kids in the Public School System?
Because we believe in helping our community thrive.