Clarke County Mentor Program

The Clarke County Mentor Program (CCMP) matches trained volunteers with students in the Clarke County School District (CCSD) who would benefit from having a mentor to help them become successful adults. CCMP is an independent nonprofit agency begin in 1991 as a joint initiative of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce and the CCSD.

A mentor acts as a listener, role model, and friend. Mentors visit their assigned “mentee” at school, ideally once a each week during the school year, for a meal, school program, study hall, game or conversation. Visit scheduling is flexible, and we require a one-year commitment.

Interested volunteers complete an application, background check and a two-hour training session. Trainings are held monthly from August-November and January-February. For further information, please visit our website or contact us by phone at (706) 549-6800, extension 227 or by email at

Each prospective mentor should complete and return to the mentor program:

  • CCMP Application Form
  • CCSD Mentor Information Form
  • CCSD Release of Criminal History Consent Form
    (Note: It is not necessary to obtain a notarized signature on this page, as that portion is handled by CCSD.)
  • CCSD Falsification/Misrepresentation Form