The Challenge

"Startling Stats"
•Georgia is consistently at or near the bottom of all 50 states in performance test scores.
•Chatham County, GA averages 700 dropouts each year.
•85% of prison inmates are school dropouts.

Nationwide research shows that mentored children:
•are 52% less likely to skip school
•are 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
•are 27% less likely to begin drinking alcohol

L.O.V.E. believes that improving a child's education is the foundation for improving quality of life. Classroom teachers have little opportunity to work one-on-one with students. L.O.V.E. provides this benefit to students.

Board of Directors

The ultimate goal of L.O.V.E. MENTORS is to work in partnership with Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools to improve education and support the dreams of Savannah's children.

The L.O.V.E. Leadership Team for 2018-19:

SCCPSS Liaison - Laura Wehrle, Officer

Recruiting Director - Dan Malachuk, Officer

Secretary/ Technology Liason - Samantha Lambert, Officer

Publicity Director - Carol Fallon

Treasurer - Kevin Dutton

Mentor Support - Ginny Pierce

Director Emeritus - Karen Lindholm

At Large/ Camps - Bill Monroe

Our Success

In the 2017-18 school year, L.O.V.E. had more than 160 volunteer mentors helping nearly 300 children in ten Title I schools throughout Savannah. In the summer of 2018, we signed up and paid for more than 130 children to attend summer camp.