Mentor Upstate

Mentor Upstate promotes the development of mentoring programs in schools in upstate South Carolina by recruiting and training mentors, providing resources and support to mentors, and enlisting community involvement. Our goal is to support as many children as possible through positive, real on-on-one relationships.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Mentor: The purpose of being an upstate mentor is to establish a relationship with an at-risk elementary, middle, or high school student in the upstate (this does not involve tutoring). Mentors are needed one day a week (for 30 minutes) to have breakfast or lunch with a student, at the school. This program operates from September through May. The majority of schools participate, so volunteers can choose the grade level and school that is convenient for them. The point of contact at the school is the school counselor. One half hour of training is required along with a Mentor Upstate application and a background check.

PCE Coordinator: Doug Luman