Youth Mentoring

Hands on mentorship for your child today


Family Kickstart Georgia (FKSG) believes that all youth need support while growing up and transitioning into adulthood. We focus on healthy interactions that encourage positive behaviors and help youth in navigating difficult times and challenging situations.

FKSG collaborates with its partners and other community stakeholders to offer educational, mentoring, and other intervention programs to at-risk youths and young adults from 12 to 24 years.

Research validates that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in their personal, academic, and professional situations.  Research also proves that longer mentoring for one year or more provides the most apparent outcomes for youths

Quality Mentoring guarantees young people that there is someone who cares about them, assures them they are not alone in dealing with day-to-day challenges and makes them feel like they matter.

The Family Kickstart Youth Mentoring Program provides a range of hands-on, project-based, leadership and experiential enrichment opportunities targeted towards increasing youth’s engagement in learning and social-emotional development. This strategy includes the provision of support during and after school.

Our program typically offers academic supports ranging from homework help and mentoring We also offer integrated service delivery with other service providers in providing holistic support to young people.

Our goal is to promote lifelong learning and reduce the high school dropout rate and to empower youth to face life challenges


Strengths of FKSG Youth Mentoring

  • Our mentors and mentees make a strong impact on each other’s lives and learn and grow from the mentoring process.

  • Partnerships with local schools allow us to meet a wide variety of specific needs through youth mentoring.  Students are selected upon referral of school counselor, teachers, or parental/guardian request.

  • School partnerships help us provide a comfortable and safe environment for mentoring (both for mentor and mentee)


Positive Outcomes for Children/Youth with Mentors


  • Better attitudes toward academics and increased confidence in school ability

  • More likely to enroll in college

  • Aspire to enroll in and graduate from college

  • Higher achievement/academic performance

Effect of mentoring in School/Community Participation:

  • More likely to engage in sports or extracurricular activities

  • More likely to hold a leadership position in a club, sports team, school council, or another group

  • More likely to volunteer regularly

  • 90% are interested in becoming a mentor

Social effects of mentoring:

  • Stronger peer support and connection

  • Stronger relationships with adults, including teachers and peers

Emotional effects:

  •  Higher self-esteem

Decreased Behaviors Associated with:

  • School-related misconduct

  • Absenteeism

  • Drug and alcohol use

  • Juvenile justice issues

  • Bullying

  • School dropout rates

Contact us to learn more

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