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Horry County Mentoring and Tutoring Programs for Grades K-8

MISSION

The mission of the Dalton and Linda Floyd Family Mentoring Program at Coastal Carolina University is to provide an experiential learning (EL) initiative for university students to mentor or tutor children in local public schools, whether as volunteers or part of a university course.

The goals for CCU students/faculty who participate:

  • To improve retention, progression, and graduation rates
  • To provide experiences that are enriching academically, personally and professionally
  • To strengthen students' capacity as positive role models for younger students
  • To encourage a life-long commitment to service and civic engagement
  • To enhance course content by intentionally connecting academic courses with service to children

The goals for children/schools:

  • To improve attendance, behavior, grades, progession and graduation rates
  • To improve student attitudes about learning, school and their academic future
  • To encourage students to persist in school and plan for higher education
  • To make college attendance realistic, through friendships with students and a campus visit
  • To increase the number of graduating high school seniors entering higher education institutions

Mentor Application