Mentoring is a supportive relationship between a school-aged child and a caring adult volunteer. Through regularly scheduled visits to the school, the mentor provides support, guidance and serves as a role model and wise friend to the student. Through mentoring , students gain valuable life skills, self confidence and appreciation of goal setting and achievement.
Requirements to become a Gaston County School Mentor
Volunteers can enter the mentoring program at any time throughout the school year. For more information or to reserve your seat for a mentor training call Valerie Yatko, Director of Business and Community Partnerships at 704-866-6329 or email email@example.com.
- Submit an electronic Volunteer Application at gastonschoolvolunteers.com
- A criminal background check is required when the application is submitted
- Register and attend a one hour training and orientation class. The dates are listed below.
- Select a school where you would like to serve. You may discuss options by calling 704-866-6329.
- Commit to meeting regularly with your mentee during the school day. All interaction takes place on school grounds during the school day.
Group training sessions for businesses, community groups and faith based organizations are available upon request.
All mentor training sessions listed below are held at the Gaston Regional Chamber, 601 West Franklin Blvd., Gastonia from 9:00-10:15 a.m.
August 30, 2017
September 20, 2017,
October 18, 2017
November 15, 2017
December 13, 2017
January 17, 2018 (rescheduled to January 19, 2018)
February 21, 2018
***Call to reserve your seat.