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.