We believe ​the most effective mentoring experience is achieved through one-on-one, ​long term relationships with two people who are actively engaged.

Watch this video to learn more about the mission of Marietta Mentorship for Learning and the people who bring it to life.

Get Involved - Be a Mentor!

We match high-potential, under-resourced youth with community mentors and provide collegial experiences that encourage and support students, in hopes of maximizing their leadership potential and their future success. The 1:1 mentoring model provides students with a mentor with common interests to build a relationship with, to gain exposure to a broader world and a friend who encourages them.



Research shows that mentoring makes a difference. We see it daily when students come to our office proud of their grades, looking to the future, and making better decisions in and out of school. Mentoring is magic, we often say. You can't always put a finger on how or why it works, just that it does. Make your impact today.



"If I've learned anything in my years of education, kids don't need you to be a superhero. They don't need you to have all the answers. They just need you to be there. Mentoring for Leadership is one of the best ways to connect adults who are willing to be there with the students of Marietta."

Dr. Grant Rivera

Superintendent, Marietta City Schools

"I have not seen a program that has done more to keep kids on track and in school than​ Mentoring for Leadership"

Leigh Colburn

Former Director, Graduate Marietta, Student Success Center

"I've seen such wonderful changes in my son...every goal, every dream is possible for him now."


Parent of MFL student

"This program helped me build confidence throughout the year. I became more true to myself and my relationships with people got stronger." 

8th Grade Student

"I don’t feel like MFL is just a ‘program.’  To me, it was a blessing in disguise.  I don’t know the path my siblings and I would have gone down if it wasn’t for MFL…It is MFL that has taught me how to be a role model, a future father figure, a productive citizen and key leadership skills that are needed to successful in life. Now, although they may be quiet leadership skills, they are leadership skills nonetheless. If that isn’t a major positive impact on my life, I don’t know what is at this point."

2017 Graduate

Our Impact

Student Success

178 students being supported by 140 mentors

92% graduation rate from our students

90% of students go on to enter college

Alumni Essay

"How Mentoring for Leadership Has Impacted My Life"

Read full story 

Event Highlights

Click on a picture to see our complete photo album for each event!

Recognition Banquet 2018
Graduation 2018
MFL Orientation at the Georgian Club
8th Grade Trip to Kennesaw Mountain
8th Grade Trip to CNN
2017 Girl's Retreat
2018 Boy's Retreat
2017 Car & Bike Show Fundraiser

Make Us Smile

Designate us as your favorite charity on AmazonSmile and each time you make a purchase, a portion of that purchase will be donated to Mentoring for Leadership. Simply go to smile.amazon.com to select Marietta Mentoring for Leadership as your charity of choice and then make your purchases.  It doesn't cost you a dime.


Marietta Mentoring for Leadership is proud to be a collaborative partner of the Marietta Student Life Center