Civic Engagement Through Mentoring & Outreach at the Terrill Thomas Center Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia
Authors: Lindsey Hipchen and Cassandra Lee
Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Phillis George
At Boys and Girls club, a local community after school program, we mentored seven to eight-year-old girls. During this time we helped with homework, and we talked with them about the importance of school and how much fun it is. The children go every day from 3 o'clock to six-thirty. During homework hour we went on Wednesdays at 3:45 to help them with their homework and to be a mentor and a role model for them to look up to. This place is an educational and stimulating environment for the children to learn and have fun. It was a joy to get to know the children and talk with them about the importance of learning. They learned that doing their best in their school work leads to success throughout the rest of their schooling, leading to college and career.