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Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are open!


The Cristo Rey Atlanta Mentor Program is a unique volunteer opportunity for individuals who want to use their time and talents to make a real difference in a young person’s life.  

 

Mentors provide meaningful academic and personal guidance to our students through weekly emails and organized school-sponsored activities. We ask Mentors to draw on their experiences as college graduates and corporate professionals to give advice to students who may be the first in their immediate families to go to college or work in a corporate environment.

 

Read more about actual mentors at Cristo Rey and their experiences. Click here

 

Responsibilities
Cristo Rey Atlanta expects mentors to commit to at least one full school year of service, with the hope that they will continue their relationship with mentees through the students’ high school careers.

 

Each mentor should email his or her mentee weekly on the student’s Cristo Rey Atlanta email. This is especially important around special occasions such as final exams, first days at Corporate Work Study jobs, and key extracurricular activity dates. 

 

Mentors are also encouraged to attend school-sponsored extracurricular activities in which their students participate (for example, sporting events, mock trial, concerts, etc.), as well as participate in outside service projects with their mentees, as long as they observe the restrictions outlined below.

 

The following restrictions are in place to ensure the safety of our students and limit the exposure of our mentors: 

  • Mentor and mentee interaction should take place only at school-sponsored events and other public places. If outside of a school-sponsored event, permission from the mentee's parents or guardians is required.
  • Mentor and mentees should not interact on social media (i.e., do not friend or follow your mentor/mentee on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
  • Emails to students should go to their Cristo Rey student email account, never to their personal email addresses.
    Gifts between the mentor and mentee are welcome only at Christmas and birthdays, and must be modest.
  • Questions regarding health or mental health issues, including suspected abuse, pregnancy, etc., should be referred immediately to Liz Huff, School Counselor. 

 

How to Apply
First, fill out the Mentor Application. If you have additional questions, contact  Ann Curvin.

 

After your application has been accepted you will be asked to: 

  • Complete your background check through Verified Volunteers or provide us with a current background check verification.
  • Complete the Safe Environment training through VIRTUS Online Training. 

 

Thank you for your support of our mission and our students. 

 

Service Opportunities
Looking for an activity to do with your student? Pebble Tossers, Inc. is a nonprofit youth service organization and family volunteering resource that makes it easy to find fun, age-appropriate service projects for kids and teens in Metro Atlanta. Check out current volunteer needs here.