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The Habersham County Mentoring Program is the pairing of a caring adult with a young person to provide friendship, counsel and a positive role model.  It is currently one of the largest volunteer forces in Habersham County.  Each mentor is a trained volunteer who serves as a good listener and nonjudgmental friend to a student who can benefit from this special, individualized relationship.  The Mentor meets weekly with the mentee at school on a one to one basis to share information and life experiences.  The Mentor helps the young person broaden his/her vision of opportunities and understand the value of education.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, call 706-778-7161 and ask for the mentoring coordinator.  A time will be set up that is convenient for you to meet for a brief training.  At the time of the training, you will be asked to complete an application and permission form for a background check.  After acceptance, you will be assigned a mentee for one school calendar year.  You will be asked to visit the mentee one hour a week at the child’s school.

If you are a parent or guardian and would like your child to have a mentor, please contact your child’s school counselor and let them know.  Parents are required to sign a permission form for their child to participate in this program annually.

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