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Be an ally to refugee youth by becoming a mentor.

This role is perfect for people with…

  • lived experience relevant to refugee, immigrant, or other marginalized youth.
  • work, volunteer, or life experience working with people, especially children.
  • personal history of being respectful, dependable, adaptable, and resilient

The Refugee Youth Mentoring Program pairs each volunteer with a refugee child age 12-17 in a one-year, one-on-one mentoring relationship. Mentors and mentees meet weekly at the child’s home (typically in or near Clarkston) or out in the community and spend time together working on homework, exploring the city, or trying new things. This year there is a potential for hybrid (in-person/virtual) mentoring, to be determined.

Mentors must be 21+ years old; willing to complete an application, background checks (~$51 fingerprint fee, limited financial assistance available), and training (8 hours); meet agency auto insurance requirements as applicable; and willing to meet with mentee weekly for two hours per week for one year, typically in or near Clarkston, GA.

We welcome requests for reasonable accommodations.

To learn more about becoming a Refugee Youth Mentor, please reach out to Mary Cloyce Collins, – we’re always glad to hear from new potential mentors