Aug. 20, 2013 – If you have ever been interested in becoming a mentor to a child, now is the time of year to get involved.
The Center Point mentorship program is preparing for the new school year, and program director Staci Tunkel said becoming a mentor to a local student takes only one hour per week.
Becoming a mentor also involves completing a two-hour training session, and successfully passing a criminal background check.
At the end of last school year, around 400 students were part of the mentor program. This year, 174 students are beginning school with a mentor. The program serves both the Hall County and Gainesville City school systems.
Tunkel said several mentors prefer to start with the elementary students, but middle and high school students enjoy being a part of the program as well.
For more information, contact Center Point at 770-535-1050 or at centerpointgainesville.com .
Copyright Glory 1330 2013