We at the YMCA have partnered with the School District to bring a top notch mentoring program to Pickens County. Our mission is to partner businesses, churches, community groups, and civic organizations with schools in the Pickens County area to provide a framework of support to help students achieve their potential and discover their strengths.
For a mentor, it is as simple as meeting with a student one-on-one at their school one day a week for 30 minutes. (Some people choose to see their mentee beyond this time frame, but that is not a requirement.) Mentoring is an excellent way to reach at-risk young people, helping them to build trust, confidence and skills that will last a lifetime!
We are in all 24 Pickens County schools and at all levels (Elementary, Middle and High), so a Mentor can serve where they feel most comfortable. Schedules are flexible in that they can meet at lunch time, before school, or other times during the school day, depending on their availability. The most unique part of this program is that once you are paired, you can see that same student all the way until they graduate high school. You literally become the Mentor in their life!
- Register for MENTORING 101 TRAINING (Select one that begins SDPC)
- Complete your online APPLICATION
- Follow us on FACEBOOK
- Visit our WEBSITE
Thank you for considering to be a champion for a child or teen and bring IMPACT that will be life-changing for a Pickens County student! If each one will reach one, we will change this community...one young life at a time!
- Youth Services
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 30 minutes each week throughout the school year