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
March 2012 Newsletter

What’s Happening at the Clarke County Mentor Program?

You can always find the latest CCMP news by visiting our Facebook page or following our Twitter account!

Fundraising Breakfast Highlights Available

Athens Social Media generously donated their video and editing services to capture highlights from our January Breakfast program. We had some inspiring and informative remarks from Coach Leroy Ryals, Mayor Nancy Denson, Myra Blackmon, Vance Sims, C.R. Chisholm and Meyur Vashi. Look for these clips on our website

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.”

Mentor Training Available

Don’t forget that we are happy to schedule a training session for your group of 12 or more at the date, time and place of your convenience, as we recently did for UGA’s Air Force ROTC (photo above.) We will also be training at St. Joseph’s Church, where the Social Concerns Committee generated interest in mentoring through a display about the Mentor Program (photo above), and speakers at their services.

Alice in Chains Guitar Raffle

A custom-built electric guitar, crafted by Robbie Smith of Blacksmith Guitars and autographed by Alice in Chains, will be raffled on Saturday, April 28, 2012, with proceeds going to the Clarke County Mentor Program and local schools. Tickets are $2 each or 2 for $5, and can be purchased at Wuxtry (Clayton & College Sts.), where the guitar is displayed, or at the Clarke County Mentor Program office at 246 W. Hancock Ave. Thanks to rock band Thieves Market, Wuxtry Records, Steve, Julie and Scott for making this fundraiser possible. For more information, call 706.353.2288.

Mentors, Mark Your Calendars

Last year’s Mentor/Mentee Cook-out was such a hit, that we will do it again on Sunday, April 22, 1:00-3:00 PM at Memorial Park. Details to follow.


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

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

  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.