Children's Restoration Network

Basic Information

Address: 11285 Elkins Road, Suite C-4, Roswell, GA 30076
Phone Number: 770-649-7117
Fax Number: 770-649-7974
Director: Ben Minor

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Additional Information

Background Check: Yes
Ages for Volunteer: Must be at least 18
Hours of Service: It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
Minimum Hours Required: 1 1/2 hours a week
Days of Service: Monday-Friday
Mission Statement:

The Mission Statement of Children's Restoration Network is to offer hope and support, enabling children and their mothers to break the cycle of homelessness by empowering them to become part of mainstream society as active, productive citizens through programs and special events designed to address their academic, emotional, and physical needs.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The Vision Statement of Children's Restoration Network is to continually seek to enhance its ability to offer significant resources to homeless children and mothers and make a demonstrative difference in their lives by creating strong partnerships and attaining financial stability.

Program History:

During its productive and innovative history, CRN has dedicated its efforts to fulfilling its vision and mission statements, working with over 130 shelters and group homes throughout metro-Atlanta that house over 2,700 children on any given night. While children are its main focus, CRN also realizes that assisting the mother is usually the best way to help the child. Programs are therefore directed towards both children and their mothers to ease their transition through homelessness.



Additional Information:

Project One-on-One is a tutoring and mentoring program for homeless children in Atlanta.

We need volunteers for weekly sessions in Gwinnett, DeKalb, Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, Douglas, Clayton, and Fulton Counties. Each session is an hour and a half long and allows mentors to get to tutor homeless children while also getting to know them.

Our program is structured as team mentoring, meaning a team of volunteers meets with a group of children at the same time. We try to keep the ratio one to one, but this is not always possible due to limited volunteer resources. That's why it's so important to be consistent and reliable, and to help us get the word out!

The mentor sessions are academically focused. You will find that most of the students are lacking in basic skills and the best way to help them is to fill in those gaps. Additionally, students may need help with their homework. Other academic resources are available to help you with the tutoring.

While this is an academically focused program, we also ask mentors to develop more meaningful relationships with these kids and serve as a positive role model. We call it a mentoring program because without a trusting, friendly relationship there is no getting through to a lot of these kids. They need skills, yes; but more than that they need encouragement and attention that is crucial to healthy social development.

As a mentor, you can show your students that education is important and learning can be fun, and you can celebrate progress. There are few greater accomplishments than helping a struggling student learn how to learn!!