Mentor Me mentors and mentees at the Chik-fil-A facility in south Atlanta.
Erica O'Neal. (click for larger version)
July 08, 2014
CUMMING, Ga. — Mentors and their mentees from Forsyth County recently took a Chick-fil-A home office backstage tour in south Atlanta.
It is one of the many fun activities that Mentor Me sponsors throughout the year for volunteer mentors and their mentees.
Mentor Me North Georgia is a local nonprofit organization that offers mentoring programs.
The guided walking tour featured the story of Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy, who opened his first restaurant, the Dwarf Grill, in Hapeville in 1946. The group got a behind-the-scenes look at Chick-fil-A's food and enjoyed fun interactions with the Chick-fil-A cows. Cathy founded the Chick-fil-A company in the 1960s and opened the first Chick-fil-A restaurant at a suburban Atlanta mall in 1967. It has now grown to be the second largest fast-food chicken restaurant chain in the United States.
"It was great to see our mentees enjoy themselves," said Karen Carroll, a Mentor Me programs manager. "Outings like this give the kids and their mentors the opportunity to have fun and build their relationships, plus get to know each other better."