The Mentors Project of Bibb County is a community-based program that pairs children at risk of dropping out of school with screened, outstanding adult mentors. These mentors provide positive role models for the children they volunteer with, in addition to offering them scholarly guidance. Not only does The Mentors Project work to match at-risk children with exceptional adults in the community, it also offers learning-directed service programs that target academically disadvantaged youth. Nearly three hundred at-risk students are currently enrolled with The Mentors Project; the program now serves a total of fourteen public middle and high schools in the Bibb County area. Each student, in addition to being matched with a mentor from Bibb County, also participates as a volunteer in community service projects sponsored by The Mentors Project.