Who is Palmetto Youth Connection?
Established in Columbia, South Carolina, Palmetto Youth Connection is a gender base mentoring organization for young people ages 12 and up. The organization consist of two divisions MAWK (Men Armed With Knowledge) for our young men and LAWK (Ladies Armed With Knowledge) for our young women. PYC's main focus is on educational attainment , leadership, charter education and community to aid our youth in combatting negative encounters, such as Bullying, Youth Violence, and Peer Pressure.
Becoming A Mentor
Mentors understand the need to assume a number of different roles during the course of a mentoring relationship, but successful mentors also share the same basic qualities:
A sincere desire to be involved with a young person.
Respect for young people.
See solutions and opportunities.
Be flexible and open.
Through our One on One sessions students are provided tutoring and homework support. Students are also given the opportunity to learn gender-specific life skills training on topics such as self-esteem, pregnancy prevention, personal grooming, personal safety and self-defense, loss and grief, relationships and emotions, and career and educational goals.