Mentor Upstate promotes the development of mentoring programs in schools and after school programs in
upstate South Carolina and beyond, by recruiting and training mentors, providing resources and
support to mentors, and enlisting community involvement.
Our goal is to support as many children as possible through positive, real one-on-one relationships.
Mentor Upstate's simple, in-school mentoring program was developed by the Frazee Center, an afterschool,
preschool and summer program dedicated to supporting under-resourced children in downtown Greenville.
The program is simple for schools to manage and for mentors to commit to. After completing an application,
training and background check, mentors visit with a student once a week during the student's lunch or breakfast
at school. The schools choose the children need the extra support that mentoring provides. Mentor Upstate
supports the schools by continuing to recruit and train mentors and supports mentors by offering resources to help
2010 – The Frazee Center
The Frazee Center began a mentoring program matching each of its students with a mentor.
2013 – Mentor Greenville
Wanting to reach more children in the upstate of SC, the Frazee Center develops a simple mentoring program. The program recruited and trained 371 mentors for 13 elementary and middle schools in Greenville County.
2014- Mentor Anderson
Mentor Anderson starts in District 1 in Anderson County. It is set to expand into Districts 4 and 5 in the coming year.
2015 – Mentor Upstate
Mentor Greenville becomes Mentor Upstate to support Greenville, Anderson and Pickens Counties. Over 800 students in the public schools of upstate South Carolina are visited by a mentor weekly.
2015 – Mentor Pickens County/ Pickens County YMCA Partnership
The Frazee Center and Pickens County YMCA partner to establish Mentor Pickens County.
2015 – Mentor Oconee County
Oconee Academy (Alternative School) launches our program as the first school to do so in Oconee County.
2016 – Mentor Colorado Springs, Mentor Spartanburg,
Partners with Pickens County YMCA
Mentor Upstate partners with former Greenville County teacher, Amanda Koth and her organization Front Range Youth Partners to roll out Mentor CoSprings.
Carver Middle School partners with Mentor Upstate, recruiting men to mentor many of their young male students.
Pickens County YMCA / Powdersville takes over management of Mentor Upstate's program in Anderson District 1.
Mentor Upstate's goal is to support as many children as possible with real one-on-one positive relationships. We would love to share our mentoring materials with you and help you start a Mentor ______? in your area. email@example.com