Are you interested in becoming a mentor?
"Amachi" is a Nigerian Ibo word that means "Who knows but what God has brought us through this child..."
The CHRAMP mentoring initiative is a collaborative effort across Georgetown, Williamsburg, and Horry County.
The Amachi mentoring organization was developed in 2000 to provide children impacted by incarceration with a different path by establishing the consistent presence of loving, caring mentors. Since the organization was created, there have been at least 350 Amachi-modeled programs in more than 250 US cities and all 50 states. To date, these programs have served more than 300,000 children.
The purpose of mentoring is to introduce an additional caring adult into the life of each child. The intention is not to replace the parent’s role or to "fix something wrong" with the child. Instead, mentoring is important because growing up can be difficult, and children and teens benefit from the involvement of additional people in their lives who can talk to them on a personal level and spend relational time with them. In a mentoring relationship, the mentor and the child spend time together for at least one hour each month-at the CHR center, at church, or other public venue. During their monthly time together, they may focus on schoolwork, reading, talking, or just spending time together-similar to a big brother, big sister relationship.
"America’s most isolated and at-risk children are the estimated 2.5 million children across the country who have incarcerated parents. Without effective intervention, 70 percent of these children will likely follow in their parent’s path into prison or jail."
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please call CHR and talk to one of our trained staff members. Please contact CHR’s Executive Director, Giany Guedjo, at 843-359-3143 or Program Director, Allyson Ladd, at 843-458-9747.
You can change a life one child at a time!
- Child Development
- Outdoor Recreation
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Kids Teens Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- one hour a week/ four hours a month