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Amana Academy

As part of our efforts to help at-risk children, NP/NIGHTS attendees have the chance to mentor a child.  During the 2017-18 school year, we are launching a mentor program to begin investing in children around North Fulton, specifically through one of our Intersect Community Partners - Amana Academy.

Amana Academy, is a Title 1 Fulton County public charter school serving 750 students, is the first K-8 Certified STEM School by the Georgia Department of Education. Founded on the principles of stewardship and responsibility, the school is incorporated in the state of Georgia as a non-profit charter school and is located in Alpharetta, Georgia (3.5 miles from North Point Community Church). Amana’s unique set of educational approaches centers on the Harvard-based Expeditionary Learning model and is focused on fulfilling Amana’s mission of preparing students for high academic achievement beyond what they think possible, so that they become active contributors to building a better world

 

Why Mentor?

Amana has several students that could use an additional adult in their life to walk with them to encourage and build them up.  A caring adult makes a difference in a child’s life.  Mentoring builds self-esteem, improves academic performance and attitudes, models positive citizenship, and expands horizons for children.

Would you like to join in as a friend, coach, listener and guide a child?

 

The Commitment

Mentors commit to visiting the school at least once a month from September through May during the 2017-2018 school year to spend an hour with their student.  We’ll establish a set time for you to visit your student.  We’ll provide you with curriculum to guide the time you spend with your student during that hour.  The curriculum covers a different virtue each month and provides games and fun activities to do together.  You may also help your student with his or her school work.

 

Training

All mentors must attend a training session and complete a background check before paired with a student.  

 

Interested?

Please complete the below interest form for more information.