Mentoring and Volunteering

Mentoring and Volunteer Opportunities
Community members have several ways in which to volunteer with our students in the Bartow County School System.  We have programs that allow for a variety of time commitments, focus on different grade levels, and serve different purposes.
These are the programs that rely on volunteers from the community.  You may choose to participate in as many as you'd like!
Mentor Bartow
Mentor Bartow is a friendship-based mentoring program which matches volunteer role models with selected students in need of a mentoring relationship.  Mentors meet with their student for 30 minutes each week.  During that time, the mentor and mentee may talk, color, play games, or read a book.  The options here are nearly limitless.  The mission of this program is to guide children and youth toward personal and academic success.  
REACH Georgia
The REACH Georgia scholarship program was started in 2012 by Governor Nathan Deal to make post-secondary education more accessible to students. Selected candidates complete an application and interview with school and business leaders. After the final selection is made, students officially commit to the program in the fall of their 8th grade year at a Signing Day ceremony.  Mentors with this program will meet with selected students to share experiences, provide guidance and offer support.
Read to Grow
Read to Grow was started in the fall of the 2018 - 2019 school year in four out of 12 elementary schools.  In the 2019-2020 school year, Read to Grow expanded to all BCSS elementary schools.  Volunteers are always being recruited to work with first-, second-, and third-grade classrooms across the district.  The goal of Read to Grow is for all students to be reading on grade level by third grade.
All opportunities begin with the same application.  Please click here to access it and to begin your experience with us!
Complete Terms and Agreements Below!
All mentors and volunteers must read and sign the attached forms as well.
Kristy Mitchell
Program Coordinator