It takes one person to make a difference in the life of a child.

By sharing fun activities and exposing a child to new experiences, mentors encourage positive choices, promote high self-esteem, support academic achievement and introduce their mentee to new ideas.
Clarke County Mentor Program
  Clarke County Mentor Program Newsletter
April 2012 Newsletter


CCMP Has A New Phone Number
706.549.6800, x 227 (Paula) and x 228 (Terry)

Mentor/Mentee Cookout
Sunday, April 22, 1:00-3:00 PM
Memorial Park
Food, Games and a Global Youth Day of Service Project (planting potted plans for assisted living residents)
RSVP or 706-549-6800, x227

Raffle Drawing for
Alice in Chains-autographed
electric guitar
(custom built by Robbie Smith)

Drawing postponed until AthFest in June – details to follow.
Raffle Tickets ($3 or 2/$5) available at Wuxtry and CCMP

Annette Jackson Mentors Because…..

I have seen first-hand what a positive benefit mentoring can be for a child. When I was teaching middle school, I taught two boys (now grown men) who had mentors. They just seemed to have a little bit of an edge over the other boys in their same situation. Last summer, I saw both of them out in the community with their mentors. One was shopping for college with his mentor, and the other was meeting his mentor for lunch. This reinforced my belief that mentors have an important, life-long effect on the life of a child, and I wanted to be a part of that.

Please invite us to speak to your community group

Raising public awareness about the Clarke County Mentor Program is a key element of recruiting additional mentors to meet the need. We would like to speak briefly at your civic or church group about the Mentor Program. Can you make the contact?

To our UGA Mentors who are graduating

Thank you for being mentors, and good luck with your plans for the future. A special thanks to Forever Young President Jennifer Detwiler and other FY Exec. Board members – – Forever Young is the UGA student organization affiliated with CCMP – – and to our wonderful intern Lindsay Lunday. We will miss all of you.

New Child Abuse/Neglect Reporting Law

House Bill 1176, awaiting Gov. Deal’s signature, mandates the reporting of child maltreatment by volunteers with a variety of youth-serving programs (churches, camps, sports, schools and others) in addition to the staff who are already mandated reporters. The Clarke County Mentor Program includes in mentor training a segment on recognizing and reporting child abuse, with an emphasis on volunteers’ ethical responsibility to report suspected maltreatment to the appropriate staff person in the public school setting. Thus, although there is a legal change, we expect there to be no practical change in our mentors’ activities and responsibilities.

Meet Mark Campbell, Mentor

Mark Campbell, a microbiologist at the USDA, has been mentoring his two mentees since 2006. Yes, they have grown! He mentors because “I would like to be a positive influence in a child’s life … to be there to help answer those important ‘life questions’. Mentoring also gives me the feeling of fulfillment, as I am using my resources and opportunities to help someone succeed.”


Thanks to Our Sponsors

The Adsmith
The Annexstad Family Foundation
Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
Athens Regional Health System
Bell’s Food Stores
Ed Benson
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Fire and Flavor
Frances Wood Wilson Foundation
Georgia Power Foundation

Jackson EMC Foundation
Junior League of Athens
Kaiser Permanente
Kroger Foundation
The Newland Family Foundation
Publix Super Markets Charities
Sentry Self Storage
St. Mary’s Heath Care System
Trinity Accounting Group
Walton EMC Foundation

Athens First Bank & Trust Co.
Athens Social Media
Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust
Carson Advisory Inc.
Charles J. Carter, D.D.S.
Cook, Noell, Tolley & Bates LLP
Doherty, Duggan & Rouse

Flory/ Stabb Family
Heyward Allen Cadillac Buick
GMC Toyota Scion

Jackson Spalding
National Bank of Georgia
Sam’s Club
Wells Fargo

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  Clarke County Mentor Program

Quick Facts

Our program recruits and trains volunteers to serve as mentors to students in all of our public schools, K-12 grade. They function primarily as friends. We ask for a minimum of one hour per week for one school year, with the opportunity to continue for multiple years.