MCAA Partners with Boys and Girls Club of America

In November of this year, Morehouse College Alumni Association (MCAA) and The John W. Harland Boys and Girls Clubs (BGCA) launched a collaborative mentoring initiative to serve an estimated 35 males between 8-17 years of age. The following are some brief facts about the partnership to assist in orienting prospective mentors on the guidelines and time commitments.

Morehouse Alumni Association President Kevin McGee participated in a planning meeting with the Boys and Girls Club of America recently.  The collaborative mentoring initiative will serve approximately 35 males between the ages of 8 - 17.  Morehouse Alumni are invited to get involved. Read the article to find out more info.

Morehouse Alumni Association President Kevin McGee participated in a planning meeting with the Boys and Girls Club of America recently. The collaborative mentoring initiative will serve approximately 35 males between the ages of 8 – 17. Morehouse Alumni are invited to get involved. Read the article to find out more info.

  • Volunteer mentors for BGCA can be anyone affiliated with the national or local collaborating organization i.e. (MCAA) as long as they are appropriate and suitable candidates to work closely with children. Background checks will be administered through the local Boys & Girls Clubs for all volunteer mentors at no cost to the mentor candidate.
  • All Mentors must be appropriately screened and have successfully passed all required background checks per BGCA Membership requirements. Each mentor may be assigned more than one mentee. Mentors will be matched based upon interviews with Club staff and upon meeting the mentees.
  • BGCA is also mindful of matching mentors and mentees by gender and race, in particular in regard to addressing the minority male mentor gap.
  • The hours of mentoring will be dependent upon the availability of the mentor and child; however, it is encouraged that mentors meet with mentees twice weekly for 45 minutes. Mentoring relationships that last at least a year or more are proven to be most effective.
  • All mentoring activities and interactions will occur at the John Harland Boys & Girls Club on Peeples Street in the West End.
  • Mentor training is required for all mentors. The BGCA organization will provide prospective mentors with orientation and training to support mentors and to ensure a successful and meaningful mentoring experience-both for mentors and mentees.

 

For information about how you can get involved, email shelby.jackson@morehousealumni.com.

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