GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) — If you have any interest in being a positive influence on the younger generation, there’s an organization in the Upstate that needs your help.
Mentor Upstate needs volunteers to serve as mentors to school children.
Director of Mentor Greenville Jennifer Medlock said Mentor Upstate reaches thousands of students in over 100 schools.
Medlock said the organization works to develop mentor programs in schools and after school programs.
Dr. Patterson, of Sterling School in Greenville, said positive one-on-one relationships between mentors and students are very effective.
Mentors must complete an application and a background check. Then the mentor will complete training and meet with students during their breakfast or lunch.
Several mentors are needed this year and training is set to begin soon.
No homework or tutoring is required, according to Medlock. Mentors just need a willingness to be a friend and a good listener to a student.
For an application or to learn more, click here.