The Amachi Mentoring Children of Promise (AMCP) Program is partnering with Council of the Southern Mountains to assist children who are facing the unique challenge of having one or more parents incarcerated or under the supervision of the correctional system by helping to provide them access to mentoring relationships. Through a grant from Public/Private Ventures, Inc. AMCP is able to provide services to children in West Virginia, especially those in the Huntington and Charleston areas.
Our mentors are volunteers from around the state who have been carefully screened (including a full background check) and interviewed to determine what skills, talents, or interests they may have to share with a child. We often meet with church groups, campus organizations, government agencies, and community groups to help spread the word about our program and help find talented mentors who can help the youth to achieve their fullest potential.
For the children who participate in the program, the benefits are numerous. They have someone to spend time with every week, a new friend that can teach them skills and hobbies they’ll enjoy forever, and results that typically include improvement in school and behavior. However, there are benefits for the mentors as well! Over 95% of adult mentors would recommend it to someone else. It’s a way to share what you’ve learned and leave a legacy all while having a great time! The time commitment is small, less than most of us would spend each week at the grocery store or watching a single episode of the news, but the impact YOU can make is immeasurable. To get involved, e-mail us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or click the “GET INVOLVED” button to the left. If you care for or know of a child that could benefit from a relationship like this, we’d love to hear from you, too! You can e-mail us or click the “Nominate a Child” button to get started.