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Mentor a Student

Applications for the 2022-2023 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.


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, robotics tournaments, 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.).
  • 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 Courtney Kern, School Social 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.