Mentor Program

OCONEE MENTOR PROGRAM


Exciting News!!!

The Oconee Mentor Program would like to thank Mutty Paws for becoming our 2017-2018 business sponsor! Our tails are wagging with excitement from this community business and their support of our programs! 

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A mentor can make a positive difference in a child's life. OARC recruits and trains caring adults who enjoy children, respect the challenges of growing up and want to make a positive difference in a child's life. Volunteers are trained, matched and spend time mentoring students in Oconee County Schools K-12. 

Typically, a mentor will spend a school lunch hour each week with their child. The individual attention and encouragement they provide can be invaluable during their formative years.

The Oconee Resource Council recruits and trains caring adults who enjoy children, respect the challenges of growing up, and want to make a positive difference in a child's life. Volunteers are matched with students and spend time mentoring in Oconee County Schools.
 
If you want to mentor a child in Oconee County Schools, please call us at 706-769-4974, email us at amanda@oconeeconnection.org or download the Mentor Application.
Also, please download the Background Check.

Mentor (Lisa) and student (Denver) enjoy their one-on-one time


If you are the Parent or Guardian of a child in Oconee County Schools and would like your child to have a mentor, please fill out the Mentor Request Form.
2016-2017 Statistics
 85 volunteers from the community including UGA and UNG students mentored 85 children this school year. Some of our mentors meet with more than one child per week.
 Over 1,300 volunteer mentoring hours were documented.
 24 new mentors were trained and placed during the 2016-17 school year
 Eight mentors completed their 6th year 
 Mentor Kick-off Event and 2 ongoing training for mentors were offered during the 2016-17 school year. Ongoing training focused on helping students transition from one school to the next and boundaries in the mentoring relationship.
 The 5th annual Mentor Appreciation Breakfast was held at Oconee Veterans Park in January 2017. 
 Frankie Broussard of Oconee County Primary School was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for the 2016-17 school year.
 Mentor resource boxes were placed in each primary, elementary, middle school and high school. Resource boxes include games and art materials for mentors and students to assist in deepening their relationship. 

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