Newton Mentors 1st Annual Costume Run to raise funds to support at risk children.
Newton Mentoring, Inc. is a grass roots organization that was developed in 2008 to provide much needed individual support for at risk children in the Newton County School System, grades K-12. NMI’s mission is to build and strengthen the character and competence of children and youth, which will help build their leadership abilities, thus, their ability to succeed during their school years and beyond. NMI’s vision is to change the community, one child at a time. Research shows that an evidence based mentoring program is a primary tool to give youth the skills necessary for school and life success.
We recruit, train and place adult mentors during each school year. The mentors will learn strategies that will help them address the needs of their mentees in personal as well as academic areas. The mentees will learn good character traits and values by having a one-on-one relationship with an adult, non-academic, non-parental person who is interested in their development.