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.

Additionally, we have now launched the Literacy Mentor Program in Pickens County. Literacy Mentors are much like traditional mentors but offer additional literacy support for students.

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.