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Investing in Georgia's Future: Higher Education Partnerships with Public Schools

Tutoring / mentoring

The (Wo)Mentoring Program

Agnes Scott College

Collaborating with the Parenting Program and Frasier Child Development Center at Decatur High School, college students facilitate presentations on human rights, women’s studies, self-defense, and self-esteem during a parenting class for high school students and they organize “Visiting Days” during which the high school students spend time on the Agnes Scott campus.

Other activities include: after school tutoring, hospital and home visits, collecting needed items, and assisting high school seniors with college and vocational school applications.

Tina Pippin

Partners in Education

Brenau University

Students and faculty have worked with the Chamber of Commerce “Partners in Education” initiative to assist area schools.

Faculty and staff serve as mentors to high-need students through the United Way of Hall County agency, Center Point, a local mentor program.

Dr. Bill Ware
770-534-6220

CEISMC Mentoring Program (CMP)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech students with strong science, math, technology, and/or engineering backgrounds help children develop skills in problem solving and critical thinking and assist teachers in making education exciting.

Program activities are Elementary Science Education Partners (ESEP) program, a partnership between CEISMC, Atlanta Public Schools, and seven other colleges and universities in metro Atlanta; and All Kids Count Tutoring program which sends Georgia Tech students to tutor 3rd to 5th-graders in Atlanta Public Schools.

Steven Girardot
404-894-1327

Grady Project

Georgia State University

GSU places graduate school counseling interns in selected Grady Cluster Schools in the Atlanta Public Schools each school year.

Students conduct individual and small group counseling, classroom guidance, parent and teacher consultation, and coordinate other school-wide activities such as career fairs, peer mediation training, and Drug Awareness Week.

Dana Edwards 404-651-3402

Proyecto Juventud (Project Youth)

Georgia State University

Faculty and students offer a multicultural mentoring program to students in DeKalb County schools, and study and work with immigrant youth and families to facilitate their psychological, social, and school adjustment.

Gabriel Kuperminc
404-651-0763

AFID

Mercer University

Over 150 middle school students are tutored in study and organizational skills by Mercer undergraduate students.

Randy Harshbarger
478-301-5640

Boys & Girls Clubs Volunteers

Mercer University

Undergraduate recipients of leadership scholarships from local lower income communities tutor 670 hours per year at the Boys & Girls Club in Macon.

Randy Harshbarger
478-301-5640

Communities in Schools

Mercer University

Mercer’s Macon undergraduates volunteer to staff an after school, weekend, and summer study skills program.

Randy Harshbarger
478-301-5640

FYS-X Tutoring Program

Mercer University

Approximately 130 Mercer University freshmen tutor one hour per week in Macon elementary schools.

Bobbie Shipley
478-301-2357

Adams Scholars Program

Morehouse College

Adams Scholar students each perform 350 hours of annual service in various aspects of mentoring and tutoring students in grades 1 to 12.

Jackie Miles-Johnson
404-681-2800 x3360

Bonner Scholars Program

Morehouse College

Bonner Scholar students each perform 540 hours annually in various aspects of community service, with significant emphasis on mentoring and tutoring students in grades 1 to 12.

Jackie Miles-Johnson
404-681-2800 x3360

Help One Student To Succeed (HOSTS)

Morehouse College

Morehouse students spend a minimum of three hours per week in one-on-one mentoring sessions with Stanton Elementary School students

Workbooks, prepared by directors of the HOSTS laboratory, are specifically designed for student needs at Stanton.

Cindy Lutenbacher
404-681-2800 x2159

UPS Scholars Program

Morehouse College

Morehouse students join other Atlanta University Center students to mentor and tutor 2nd, 3rd, and 5th-graders at Fickett Elementary School and Dean Rusk Elementary School.

Anne W. Watts
404-681-2800 x3512

Atlanta in the Classroom

Oglethorpe University

Offers Oglethorpe students the opportunity to explore “real world” applications of what they have learned in classes in all fields of study by working in local P-12 schools in various tutoring and classroom internship formats.

Robbie Ouzts

Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program

Oglethorpe University

Lynwood Park elementary and secondary students are tutored by Oglethorpe students in reading, math, and computer skills.

Part of Lynwood Park Community Project created to confront the problems of poverty and disrupted family structure within the neighborhood.

Joseph Knippenberg

Department Field Experience Activities

Spelman College

Undergraduate child development students provide instructional support to K-12 students during Fall and Spring semesters.

Activities include direct student intervention, tutoring, and mentoring.

Dr. Gwendolyn Middlebrooks
404-223-7687

Dr. Judy McPherson
404-215-7785

Dr. Marshalita Sims Peterson
404-223-7612

Youth and Community Leadership Assemblies

University of Georgia

Undergraduate Leadership Scholars work in small teams to design and deliver customized leadership assemblies to Georgia youth and community programs.

Youth programs include K-12 students. Projects include leadership development programs for junior and senior high school student body government and club officers, workshops on organizing community service events for K-12 students, and peer/buddy mentoring programs.

Dr. Melenie J. Lankau
706-542-3745

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