S.O.A.R MENTORING SERVICES
STUDENTS, OPPORTUNITIES, ACADEMICS AND RESOURCES
To improve academic achievement, self-esteem, social competence, and avoidance of problematic behaviors by providing a relationship with a caring adult mentor who works to help students achieve their academic goals.
Our vision is that all students in our mentorship program will be able to maximize their potential by shaping a brighter future through access to a mentor who will support their academic, social and emotional growth.
If you would like to make a donation to help with resources and or to help fund future events, please make a donation.
SOAR Mentoring Services was founded in 2020 by Chanda Mayes, who is a native of Gainesville, Florida. Chanda was raised on the Eastside of Gainesville by her parents, Patrick (a Vietnam Veteran who is now deceased) and Eldora Mayes. Chanda was raised with her two brothers Earl Foster (Deceased) and Adrian Mayes. Chanda attended Duval Elementary School (now known as Duval Early Learning Academy), Howard Bishop Middle School and graduated from Gainesville High School. Chanda is also a graduate of Saint Leo University, graduating with a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration on Health Care Management. Chanda is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated. Chanda is also an Advocate that helps families understand the IEP and 504 process.
Chanda is a single parent of 3 boys (Kishon, Kidron and Arneeke) and has been very instrumental in volunteering with the Alachua County School System, at schools that her boys attended and within the community. Raising 3 boys as a single parent, Chanda knows the heartaches, pains and struggles as a single parent raising three black males, which played an instrumental role in the reason she decided to start SOAR Mentoring Services in order to help the youth in and around our community and to give back.
For any inquiries, questions or donations, please call: 352-681-0147 or fill out the following form below.
2153 SE Hawthorne Road
Gainesville, FL 32641
*by appointment only*
To apply to be a mentor or mentee with Soar Mentoring services, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org