Project One on One began in 1996 as a way to connect Atlanta’s homeless children with adult mentors who are willing to help and encourage them to reach their academic goals. We currently have tutors placed at 22 different shelters, group homes, and low income communities throughout the Metro-Atlanta area.
Tutors spend an hour and a half each week assisting a child or small group of children with their homework assignments, projects, or improving basic academic skills. CRN provides an academic handbook with tools to use when working on general academic skills, but we encourage you to find creative and fun ways to engage in the learning process!
Tutoring sessions are held in the group homes/shelters where the children live, or in an after school program in their community. Dates and times for tutoring sessions vary based on location, and can be found on the second page of the site map (link found below). We ask that all volunteers make a minimum commitment of four months of tutoring.
We encourage our mentors to show students that education is important and that learning can be fun by celebrating academic progress and achievement. While the main focus is to provide academic support for students who have fallen behind, we want to provide our kids with positive social interactions and long-term role models. No prior experience is necessary, we welcome all volunteers who want to make a positive impact on the life of a child in need!
If you would like to be a Project One on One Mentor this school year, please take a look at our 2017 Tutoring Site Map and email Becca Van Galder at MentorCoordinator@ChildRN.org or call (770) 649- 7117 to sign up for an orientation session.
Click here to view upcoming Project One on One Orientations.