Mentor Program

OCONEE MENTOR PROGRAM


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 would like volunteer as a mentor for a child in Oconee County Schools please download the Mentor Application. Also, please download the Background Check.

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.

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


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.

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.
2015-2016 Statistics
 78 volunteers from the community including UGA and UNG students mentored 80 children this school year. Some of our mentors meet with more than one child per week.
 Over 1,100 volunteer mentoring hours were documented.
 37 new mentors were trained and placed during the 2015-16 school year.
 89% of the mentors are returning for the 2016 - 2017 school year. 
 Nine mentors completed their 5th year (3 have met for more than 5 years).
 Mentor Kick-off Event and 2 ongoing training for mentors were offered during the 2015-16 school year. Ongoing training focused on assisting students with behavioral issues and assistance for students who are dealing with stress and anxiety.
 The fourth annual Mentor Appreciation Breakfast was held at Oconee Veterans Park in January 2016. 
 Vance Sims of Malcom Bridge Elementary was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for 2015-16.
 Mentor resource boxes (funded by Adult Leadership through Oconee Chamber of Commerce) 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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