The Oconee County Mentor Program is looking for volunteers. The Mentor Program provides an opportunity for adults and kids to form friendships and have fun. "People are always surprised to find that there are students on the waiting list for Mentors in Oconee County," said Ann Hester, Executive Director of the Oconee Area Resource Council. "Last year we increased our efforts to recruit more volunteers but we still were not able to fulfill all the requests for mentors. This year we plan to start early and get the word out to the community."
Mentors usually spend a lunch hour once a week with a child at their school. Places to meet include the school lunch room and media center. They can help with homework, but are not there to be tutors. It's about building a friendship with a child.