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WHAT IS GROUP MENTORING »

Two or more mentors meet on site at local elementary afterschool programs with a group of mentees (1:5 ratio) for one hour, once a week during the academic school year.

This “match” process is not randomized. We work to find the best group for you based on interests, preferences and the needs of the mentees on site.

“My favorite thing to learn in school is math. I’m in the STEM mentoring group and for the past couple of weeks we have been working on going to the moon…last week we made our rocket ships, so I think we are getting close to being ready!”
– Demetrius, Amachi Mentee

GROUP MENTORS HAVE OPTIONS »

  • A premade curriculum for mentees OR

  • The freedom to create any session content based on personal interests or hobbies

  • Choose your peer mentors or be placed as co-leader with others who share your interests

RESOURCES FOR AMACHI MENTORS »

  • ongoing match support from our staff

  • opportunities for group activities and ongoing trainings
  • access to our password protected Mentor Resources

Become a Mentor

HOW TO BE A GROUP MENTOR »

  • 18+ years of age (high school students may be considered for peer mentor roles)
  • Enrollment process (to include a criminal background check)

  • 2 hour in-person training

  • 9 month commitment (academic school year)
  • 1 hour per week minimum (following academic calendar)

UNITING TOGETHER »

Amachi collaborates with Knox County Schools, Great Schools Partnership and Sea Research Foundation to offer unique group mentoring for kids in our program.