How much difference can one-on-one time for one hour,
once per week, make in the life of one child?

The answer to that question is visible every week on the faces of the students, as volunteers enter into supportive and caring relationships with them. It is in these relationships that at-risk school children are given the emotional, social, and academic support they need to succeed. The transformation may seem to start small, beginning with simple changes in attitude and behavior, yet couple this with increased attendance and academic performance, and you have one hour a week which truly changes a child’s life.

Affinity Mentoring [formerly known as the Mars Hill Mentorship Program] strives to interrupt the cycle of poverty through mentoring relationships that improve students’ academic achievements and self esteem. We seek to connect every student that desires a mentor with a caring adult in our community. We currently serve students at Burton Elementary, Burton Middle School, and Southwest Community Campus—and you can join us.

Visit to learn more about becoming matched with a mentee, apply to become a mentor during the 2016-2017 school year, invest in our students by providing financial and prayer support for our program as a sponsor, or learn how your organization can partner with Affinity Mentoring to bring mentoring to more schools in our area.

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