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Federal Work-Study Mentor Program

Clayton State University partners with several Clayton County Schools to provide mentors through the Federal Work-Study Program.

The work-study students who have participated in the mentor program express personal satisfaction from seeing the skills of young children they mentor improve dramatically in a short time. Many children just need that touch of encouragement that a mentor can provide.


Get involved in this worthwhile program and in return you will:

  • earn $7.65 per hour
  • make an exciting and worthwhile investment in the life of a young child
  • provide a valuable service to the community

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • be eligible for federal financial aid and have unmet need as determined by completion of the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid
  • submit to and clear a criminal background (no charge to you)
  • enjoy working with children
  • be able to set a weekly schedule and adhere to it
  • be available between the hours of 8:00 to 2:30 (you are not required to work every day)
  • be dependable and responsible (this is essential)
  • be able to provide your own transportation to the local elementary school, if hired
  • contact the Financial Aid Office at FinancialAid@mail.clayton.edu

Please note that employment is not guaranteed and is dependent upon available of funds and/or positions. There is also a waiting list for all work-study positions. Additional information regarding the work-study program can found here.