We need you to sign up to be a Mentor Walk Coach! This is an opportunity to work directly with students from around Metro Atlanta and fight the drop-out problem at the same time. You will work directly with an Accenture employee and a small group of high school or middle school kids on the day of the walk. This is limited to only 150 students so sign up before this opportunity is closed.
Accenture will hold a 1.5 hour training session (by conference call) for its employee volunteers and for college students serving as coaches (maximum of 150 employees and 150 students) so that everyone is trained on the material that will be given to the school kids at the Mentor Walk.
This provides a unique opportunity for you as a college student to experience real training sessions from a highly respected, global consulting company. You will have a chance to interact with Accenture employees in a meaningful one-on-one way and will get the benefit of shadowing the Accenture employee and/or helping to lead the coaching sessions of the younger students on the day of the Mentor Walk.
In addition to training by a world class organization, college student coaches will receive:
- A certificate from the Campus Community Partnership Foundation in recognition of serving as a Mentor Walk Coach.
- Eight (8) volunteer credit hours for those needing to fulfill a requirement - two for the training session and six for the actual day of the Mentor Walk.
- Breakfast, lunch, and a tshirt for participating.
You will receive more information on the coaching session and next steps once you have registered. Thank you in advance!
For questions, call us at 404-719-4363 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Information About the Day
State leaders who support this program also participate in this annual event such as Ambassador Andrew Young and Carolyn Young, Senator Johnny Isakson (President & Mrs. Jimmy Carter are a huge supporter), Congressman John Lewis, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Mayor Kasim Reed and others.
Middle and high school students are placed in pre-assigned groups (size depends on number of kids participating) paired with an Accenture employee volunteer and a college student coaches.
After walk student sessions will be held on Tech Green and at the Camponile – sitting on the grass, steps etc. Topics covered will be college preparation (application process, financial aid, tours, etc), job skills (interview, entrepreneurship, resumes), financial literacy, life at college, etc. Coaches will receive a “Coach Handbook” for the sessions and students will receive their handbook to take home.
Adult session led by Deloitte, will consist of design thinking and discussion on a variety of topics in education. DeKalb County Superintendent Michael Thurmond will be the keynote speaker.
All students, college and younger, participate for free. C2P will provide breakfast, lunch, and tshirts to all participants. Middle and high school students will also receive a backpack with additional information and other enclosures.
Mentor Walk partners include DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools, APS, Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Blank Foundation, 100 Black Men, CIS, Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation, KIPP schools and others.