While school counselors, teachers, and family members all play a role in keeping students in school and learning, the involvement of a mentor can make a meaningful difference. GCPS’ Community-Based Mentoring program pairs caring adults with middle school boys whose attendance and behavior are having an adverse impact on their grades and classroom performance. How can you become a mentor? Mentors attend an orientation and training session, complete a background check, and commit to working with their mentee through May. Mentors make weekly contact, participating in both individual and group activities. You also can support the program through your donations. Check out this video from the program's 2015 kickoff event. Learn more by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling the Office of Academic Support at 678-301-7321.