Currently in the mentoring program, there are 75 children who were recommended by a family member, guardian, or teacher, and 25 mentors. There is always a great need for dedicated mentors to be a part of the program. To become a mentor, one must be matched with a children who has similar interests as well as a background check by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

          Mentors vary from business professionals, to students, to retirees. Mentors must commit a minimum of one hour per week and engage in activities that the child likes to do. Many times these activities are as simple as going to a movie, playing basketball, or going to the park.

          When asked how she felt about Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers sponsoring an event to benefit the Children’s Mentoring Program, Polly Derrick said, "I’m very excited! I think it is a fun idea."

          The mentoring program has one major event each year to raise money and that is their banquet. They sell tickets for a steak dinner and recognize "Mentors of the Year" who have demonstrated outstanding service. The Run for the Children 5K race will be another way to generate additional income for the organization.

          For those who would like to participate in Derrick Law Firm Injury Lawyers’s Run for the Children 5K race, they may visit for online registration or may print the registration form and mail it to the address listed. If interested in volunteering time, please contact Holly at 843-488-5360 or email [email protected].

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