Studies show that successful mentoring programs help students develop social skills, improve their school achievement and graduation rates, build character, and many other benefits. GCPS’ successful Community-Based Mentoring Program (CBMP) has served hundreds of young men each year since it began nine years ago. This month, the program is expanding to serve female students as well. The district is seeking both men and women to serve as mentors. The program pairs caring adults with young people whose attendance and behavior are having an adverse impact on their grades and classroom performance. (Check out the annual report for highlights of the 2016-17 school year.)
Mentors attend an orientation and training session, complete a background check, and commit to working with their mentee throughout the school year. Mentors make weekly contact and participate in one-on-one sessions, group activities, and special events such as the annual CBMP Career Summit.
Questions? If you have questions about the program for boys, contact James Rayford at (770) 682-8086 or send an email to James_Rayford@gwinnett.k12.ga.us. Those with questions about the new mentoring program for girls should contact Janice Warren at Janice_Warren@gwinnett.k12.ga.us or call (678) 226-4254.