Those who wish to become mentors will be matched with children who have similar interests and a background check by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Mentors vary from business professionals to high school and college students to retirees.

The children join the program voluntarily though recommendations by parents, teachers, guardians, or school programs, and are from ages 6-13 years old. Once in the program they may stay as long as they like.

Amount Involved:
There are approximately 75 children in the program along with 25 mentors. There is always a need for more quality mentors that can work with a child.

The mentors and children may engage in many different activities as long as they have permission from the parents. Usually they choose an activity that the child enjoys.

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For more information, visit the Children’s Mentoring Program of Horry County at

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