Created for Greatness is a Mentoring Program. At Created for Greatness (CFG), we work directly with Pottstown youth, focusing on middle school students and building generations of activists who are connected to Pottstown mentors that provide guidance, support, and growth.  The program works through the Pottstown School District and The S.T.R.I.V.E. Initiative to offer a coordinated, community-based approach to mentorship.

CFG pairs Pottstown Middle School (PMS) students with positive, adult community members. CGF staff recruits a diverse, qualified array of community mentors that nurture and cultivate relationships with middle school students, enhancing the students’ academic performance and community bonds.

Moreover, this integrative partnership between students and community mentors directly increases core social emotional learning (SEL) capacity areas including social awareness and relationship building, which enriches development in the other key areas of self-awareness, self-management and responsible decision-making.

CFG is a relational approach that allows mentorship to grow organically at a time when young people are trying to find their place in their community, amidst a host of rapid changes.

“You’re a great mentor, dependable with a great heart. You always have good communication with me when it comes to my child. I appreciate all you do to reach out and help with keeping my son on track. You are greatly appreciated ! Thank you so much for all that you!” — Parent of current student/mentee


Our Vision

“Being a mentor truly will change the lives of the students in Pottstown…

…students like Cass, who hopes to be a doctor one day. She wants a mentor to help her get better in math. Cass says the person she most looks up to is her mom, who has been through a lot, has diabetes, and works 2 jobs… but still finds time to care for and have fun with her and her siblings…

… or students like Anthony, who wants to learn how to control his anger and be a better person… Anthony looks up to his brother because he says he’s always there for him…

… or students who feel like they aren’t good at anything…

… or students who wish they could read…

… the truth is 531 students filled out a form asking for mentorship… they all want to be better at something.

They all have a dream to become something… and they all need a mentor to help them get there!”