We believe that mentoring teaches young adults to advocate for themselves,
an essential life skill.
Marietta Mentoring for Leadership, a 501(c)(3), was founded in 2010 by a group of community leaders spearheaded by Beverly McAfee. Marjorie Kellogg, a retired Marietta City Schools teacher, was coaxed out of retirement to become Executive Director of MFL. The program began with 20 students and currently serves 120 students.
Collaborating with teachers and administrators, students are recommended to the program and matched with a mentor. These are students that teachers recognize as having high potential who may be lacking the support of a consistent adult role model to help them reach graduation and beyond, to the fulfillment of their dreams. Matches are based on gender and similar passions and interests and whenever possible, similar background and culture.
Mentors provide that additional stable adult influence to encourage and motivate students. By learning about the opportunities available to them and learning to advocate for themselves, students begin to achieve their academic and career goals which builds self-esteem and creates a better future.
Bottom line? By matching the skills and passions of each mentor to the needs and desires of the student, we encourage each to become active, contributing citizens. Our students become leaders and role models for their peers as they achieve their life goals and fulfill their dreams.
Our Students Are Our Best
Meet Miss K
Marjorie Kellogg, fondly known as "Miss K" to our students, brings an educational background that spans all level of education from elementary to high school. A pioneer of mentoring in Marietta City Schools, she accumulated numerous awards and accolades including:
Beverly McAfee has been a force of compassion, vision, and action in Marietta for decades. She is the driving force behind Marietta Mentoring for Leadership and has dedicated her life to mentoring those around her. She cares deeply about helping students achieve their full potential and reach for their dreams.
Beverly is an active member of First United Methodist Church and she has served and continues to serve on numerous boards and committees...there are simply too many to list She works tirelessly to make Marietta one of the best places to live and learn.
She is truly a force to be reckoned with and she greets each day with the goal of getting the support needed for her various causes. Her motto has always been, "If it can't be done in Marietta, then it can't be done anywhere!"