Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
Atlanta GLOW mentors serve as positive role models who provide both inspiration and instruction. Through our six-month mentoring program, Atlanta GLOW engages youth and young adults in an individualized and community-based process that facilitates growth towards greater self-sufficiency and successful goal achievement through a guided series of exploration, life skills training, mentoring and futures planning.
This is a 6-month 1-to-1 program hosted from April 1st – September 30th. Monthly mentoring sessions are scheduled individually by each mentoring pair.
We offer a hybrid mentoring format (virtual, phone, and/or in-person) based on the comfort level of each individual mentoring pair.
6 One-to-One Mentoring Sessions (1/Month)
Each Session Lasts 1 Hour
Sessions Held Monthly for 6 Months
Sessions Scheduled Individually
Eligible for Earn and Learn Program Stipend
Participants who successfully complete the 6-moth program will have the opportunity to earn up to $200 in Earn and Learn program stipends upon program graduation.
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To participate in our programs, individuals must:
Be between the ages of 14-25
Obtain parental consent for participation (applicable for ages 14-17)
At minimum, be a HS or GED student or graduate
Reside in the metropolitan Atlanta area
Have a low- to moderate- household income
Be highly motivated to learn new skills
Commit to our program attendance policy
- Communicate regularly with program staff/volunteers
Abide by all program policies and procedures
To apply and enroll in any of our programs, individuals must complete the following steps within 30 days of the program start date:
Fill out our Program Application
For our life skills and mentoring programs, the following steps are additional:
Complete an Online Orientation and Completion Quiz
Take the Casey Life Skills Assessment (CLSA)
Review CLSA results virtually or by phone with program staff
EARN AND LEARN
Atlanta GLOW utilizes an Earn and Learn incentive program to award stipends to participants for goal achievement and successful program completion. Participants earn a stipend for each curriculum component they successfully complete (e.g., training and mentoring sessions), allowing them to supplement their income and/or build assets as they make learning, development and personal growth a priority. They can also earn bonus dollars by completing volunteer projects or community service activities. All stipends are distributed to participants on upon successful program completion.
Our attendance policy allows for up to 1 excused absence for our Mentoring and Leadership Programs, and up to 2 excused absences for our Life Skills Training Program. We understand that emergencies happen and students may need to be excused from class. We ask that students communicate any anticipated absence with our program staff and make arrangements to make up any missed work. Girls who miss the maximum number of program sessions allowable may be removed from the program and/or forfeit part or all of the allotted program stipend.