Marietta Mentoring for LeadershipMarietta, GA
We match high-potential, under-resourced youth with community mentors and provide collegial experiences to encourage and support students to maximize their leadership and their personal, academic, and future success.
Executive Director: Kristen Thompson
Collaborating with teachers and administrators, students are recommended to the program and matched with a mentor. These are students that teachers recognize as having high potential who may be lacking the support of a consistent adult role model to help them reach graduation and beyond, to the fulfillment of their dreams. Matches are based on gender and similar passions and interests and whenever possible, similar background and culture.
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Our organization targets high potential, under resourced students to provide them with a mentor and onsite academic support and leadership training. Our goal is to help them graduate from high school and continuing to a post secondary education or military service.
Mentoring, at its core, guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges, and makes them feel like they matter. We pair 8th-12th graders with a 1:1 mentor from our community. Mentors commit to seeing their mentee 1-2 hours per month for at least 1 year. Matches are made based on interests, personalities, careers, hobbies, etc. to ensure a good fit. We provide support and training.
Mentor a youth in Marietta! We offer training and support throughout the year. Community mentors have various ways to connect with students through our organization: be a one-to-one mentor for an 8th-12th grader, help juniors and seniors complete college and scholarship applications, serve lunch to students once per month at the high school, or attend events throughout the year as an extra set of hands.