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Frequently Asked Questions

Youth to be served:  K-8th graders referred by school personnel, with parent(s)' permission

Mentors:  Coastal Carolina University students (sophomore and above) who complete mentor requirements (background check, interview and training)

Type of Mentoring to be provided:  One-on-one and teams

Nature of mentoring sessions:  Academic support, social skills and life skills reinforcement

When/Where:  At school, during mealtime or as requested by teacher; one group activity, such as a visit to Coastal Carolina University, each semester

How often:  One hour per week each semester (10 total school visits minimum)

How long:  Continue with the same child as long as possible

Where:  At participating schools

RETURNING STUDENTS:  Will you continue to mentor this semester?

If YES, thank you so much! Please

  • Complete this year's Mentor Application
  • Continue to mentor the same child unless a change of placement is requested
  • Email BiddleCenter@coastal.edu or call 843-349-2665 to schedule a time, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to meet with the Mentoring Program staff, 219 Baxley Hall, to confirm your student's school location, sign release forms, learn about any program changes, and new mentoring resources.
  • You do NOT need to attend a new mentor workshop
  • If you are not taking a mentoring course, we appreciate your volunteer service. We will continue to keep a record of your service hours.
  • Assist us with Mentor Program Training and Orientation Workshop for new mentors. Your experiences are invaluable. Email BiddleCenter@coastal.edu with your workshop date preference(s).
  • Register for one mentor program group activity each semester. Details will be posted on Coastal Connection.
Select FREE new books for your child! We have a great selection of new books for you to give to your child at 219 Baxley Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you are not able to continue mentoring, thank you for your service and let us know if you are able to mentor in the future. Please encourage your friends to become mentors!

Mentors and Mentees on College Day