Y Mentor







It is a privilege to partner with our local schools through the Y Mentor program.  Each of the 38 schools we serve across Pickens and Anderson Counties have students who are waiting to be paired with a mentor, so the need is great.

Mentors provide extra support to help students achieve their potential by committing to spend 30 minutes each week with a student while they are at school.  We believe everyone, regardless of age, benefits from having positive one-on-one relationships with others.  Childhood is an especially important time, and mentoring is the perfect way to invest in the life of a student!  Mentors are a positive influence and catalyst in helping shape the future of our community.

For anyone interested in mentoring please register for a Mentoring 101 training today!  This class provides a detailed overview of the Y Mentor program and also serves as the required training for all prospective volunteers if you choose to become a mentor.  If you have already decided to mentor go ahead and submit an online application, and you will be one step closer. 

The success and impact of the Y Mentor program is a community effort!  For more information or to learn how you can sponsor a school, please contact:

Pickens County School District:  Cindy Perry at cindyperry@pcymca.net or at (864) 307-0213

Anderson County District 1:  Christy Coffee at christycoffee@pcymca.net or at (864) 625-2065.


The YMCA's of Easley, Pickens & Powdersville, in conjunction with Mentor Upstate, are excited to bring a top notch mentoring program to Pickens and Anderson County.  Our goal is to partner businesses, churches and civic organizations with elementary, middle and high schools in the area to provide a framework of support to help students achieve their potential and discover their strengths.

Thank you to our partners in the Y Mentor Program, Anderson School District 1 and the School District of Pickens County.