Celebrating 20 Years
Welcome to Fertile Ground!
Our award-winning mentoring program is specifically designed to empower young women to become extraordinary individuals. Our goal is to expose our members to new possibilities for their lives through innovative educational workshops, community service projects, authentic cultural arts activities, college tours and more.
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“Mentoring is the cultivation of young adults, the tender caring for and nurturing of them so that they will grow, flourish, and be fruitful" ~ Jeff Myers
What We Do
Fertile Ground's mission is to deliver a high quality mentoring program that supports young women in developing positive self-images and inspires them to be extraordinary individuals.
Our mentorship program was specifically designed to empower young women to become extraordinary individuals. Our goal is to expose our members to new possibilities for their lives through innovative educational workshops, authentic cultural arts activities, college tours and more. Most importantly, we strive to develop in them a spirit of giving through vital community service projects. Members are matched with a trained mentor who is committed to being a stable, trustworthy and positive role model. The mentor-mentee relationship is further cultivated through interactions during our monthly meetings. Currently, Fertile Ground has one local chapter in Georgia, but plans to develop other chapters nationwide.
Our candidates are nominated by teachers, parents/guardians and community members. Candidates must be in the 5th-12th grades to be considered for membership. Nominees must complete a letter of interest, two letters of recommendation and attend an interview with a parent or guardian. Parents or guardians of candidates must also attend a mandatory information session.
Fertile Ground's college tours have inspired me to think more about my future. Our visit to Fisk University was eye-opening and exciting!
— Mykaela, Class of 2020