WHAT ARE G-FORCE VOLUNTEERS?
G-Force Volunteers are college student and community mentors that serve as the core volunteer force for Education GO Get It. They assist students in achieving their goals of high school graduation and a successful transition to college. The G-Force shares the goals of Education GO Get It to assist and build momentum for all Georgia students to reach their potential through education.
G-Force Volunteers primarily serve as mentors for students in GO Centers. They assist students with providing access to resources they need to succeed in school and continue their education beyond high school. Some G-Force Teams conduct workshops as well as provide tutoring when necessary.
PHOTOGRAPH OF G-FORCE TEAM AT GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE
G-FORCE TEAM AT GEORGIA PERIMETER COLLEGE
HOW WOULD AN INDIVIDUAL BECOME A G-FORCE VOLUNTEER?
While GO welcomes all good mentors, we encourage college student G-Force members because of their recent experience with the high school completion and college enrollment process and close proximity of age to students. All potential G-Force can start with an existing organization on a college campus or a community volunteer organization that provides mentors to the community in some capacity and co-brand them as G-Force Volunteers.
If no organization exists, interested volunteers may form a G-Force charter organization on campus or in their community, assign an advisor or contact person and recruit volunteers. Be sure this organization’s leadership has the capacity in place to conduct screening and criminal background checks as well as conduct an orientation and mentor training through an advisor or contact person on campus or in the community. You may find local volunteer mentoring programs to co-brand as G-Force in your community or seek assistance in mentor training through the Georgia Mentoring Partnership with Communities In Schools of Georgia at 1-800-838-5784, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.georgiamentoring.org