Valdosta City Schools is seeking mentors from the community to be paired with REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Scholars. Mentors are needed for student participants in eighth through twelfth grades.
Locally, in eighth grade, selected REACH Scholar students make a commitment to maintain a 2.5 GPA, remain crime, drug, and behavior-issue free, and meet with a volunteer mentor and academic coach until they graduate from high school. Each Scholar who graduates high school having met all program requirements receives a scholarship of up to $10,000 to be used towards the cost of attendance while enrolled full-time at a HOPE-eligible postsecondary institution in the state of Georgia.
Mentors play a critical role in ensuring student success. These volunteers commit to spending a minimum of one hour per month with their assigned mentee to ensure that they have the necessary academic and social support in order to achieve their post-secondary goals.
To volunteer to become a mentor, please visit: Valdosta City Schools REACH Scholars Mentor Application (google.com). To ensure student safety, all mentors must submit to a fingerprint background check. If you have questions about the VCS REACH Scholar program, please contact Mrs. Beth DeLoach at firstname.lastname@example.org.