Walker County Schools are partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and they would love for you to be a part of this new venture.
This school-based mentoring program helps ensure that every child in our community has the support they need to thrive. In order to meet the needs of children and families facing adversity, the school needs to recruit volunteers that are interested in learning how to become professionally-supported mentors. Volunteers would be asked to commit to one hour a week in order to create one-on-one relationships with children at the school of their choice – Fairyland Elementary, Rossville Elementary, Stone Creek Elementary, Cherokee Ridge Elementary, or Rossville Middle.
Research shows that a mentor makes a difference in students’ lives. Students with a mentor for at least one year are less likely than their peers to use illegal drugs, engage in violent behavior, or skip school, and they are 15% less likely to drop out of school before graduation. To learn more about becoming a mentor, please join Walker County Schools and Big Brothers Big Sisters liaison Emily Barrow for a complimentary Chick-fil-A lunch at AEC (925 Osburn Rd) in Chickamauga on Tuesday, June 13 at 12:00 pm.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Julia Portwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 706-639-3404 or 423-432-2145.