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Cobb Mentoring Matters

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To Students. To Families. To Communities.

The mission of the Cobb Mentoring Matters is to empower high-risk youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential. By providing Mentors that will serve as a prevention and intervention strategy that will reduce the risk factors that can come between children and their ability to learn – both in the classroom and at home.

Cobb Mentoring Matters envisions a community in which every youth experiences nurturing one-to-one relationships and community support, which in turn allows every youth to develop into their full potential, capable of making informed, responsible decisions as involved members of our community.

Facts:

Cobb Mentoring Matters is built on the “Best Practices” of the well-known successes of The National Mentoring Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

  • Reduce school absences
  • Improve overall academic performance
  • Increase college participation
  • Improve attitudes and behavior in relation to school
  • Reduce drug and alcohol use (especially among minority youth)
  • Reduce likelihood of committing misdemeanors or felonies
  • Enhance positive attitude toward elders and toward helping others
  • Improve parental relationships and support from peers

With a mentor: at-risk youth are 55% more likely to be enrolled in college.

How To Become A Mentor.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Cobb Mentoring Matters. Please be aware that you will be redirected to The National Mentoring Partnership's Volunteer Resources Service site. The National Mentoring Partnership serves a unique role as a clearinghouse for information and resources, providing the critical link between MENTOR's and national efforts with local organizations such as ours that foster quality mentoring relationships. We utilize a software developed by them and receive referrals from individuals who want to Mentor.