Lunch Buddies - A brighter future begins with you!



Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


1850 Truxtun Avenue
North Charleston
South Carolina
United States


The Lunch Buddies program is one-on-one mentoring with an elementary student, grades K-5. The focus is relationship building between the mentor and the student to develop social and emotional skills through conversation, arts & crafts, sports & games, academic support, and other activities. It’s time to pass the torch to the next generation - a brighter future begins with you!

Mentor’s Responsibilities:

  • Be able to commit to at least one school year as a mentor
  • Spend a minimum of 3 hours per month with the student in a supervised academic setting
  • Build an encouraging and supportive relationship with one student based on mutual trust and respect
  • Serve as a positive role model and caring adult by modeling desirable behaviors (i.e. patience, tolerance, active listening, etc.)
  • Accept and relate to youth who may not share the mentor’s lifestyle and values
  • Act as a mandated reporter if any child abuse is suspected

Mentor Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Successfully pass a background check which costs less than $20
  • Provide 2 personal references
  • Complete mentor orientation session prior to starting as a mentor
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting time commitments
  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures

Mentor Benefits

  • Find satisfaction in working with youth during formative years of development
  • Opportunity to serve and share from own life experiences
  • Opportunity to engage in new experiences, cultures, and meet new people

Be A Mentor is a local Charleston nonprofit organization that offers 3 signature school-based mentoring programs, partnering with 18 schools and organizations throughout the Lowcountry. Be A Mentor enables youth to develop positive relationships with caring adults who empower them to reach their full potential through mentorship.


  • Training Provided

How To Apply

For additional information, please contact us at or 843.554.5987.