COSHOCTON -- The Mentoring Center of Coshocton County (formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters) is hosting a Summer Youth Mentoring Program for youth, ages 6-10. The summer program will operate on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning July 17 through Aug. 7 at The Mentoring Center's office at 410 Main St., 2nd Floor, Coshocton.

The summer youth mentoring program is designed to provide area youth with an opportunity to experience mentoring while participating in fun hands-on activities. Weekly themes include Art (July 17), Science (July 24), Multi-Cultural Experience (July 31), and Kids' Cooking (Aug. 7).

Executive Director Sheila Mayse said of the program, "The objective is to introduce mentoring to as many children throughout the county as possible. As an agency, we are committed to providing mentoring services in varied and creative ways to reach the greatest number of children. It is our hope that children will participate in this program and then perhaps enroll for on-going participation in mentoring activities."

This event is open to all community children, ages 6-10.

The summer youth program is free of charge, but pre-registration is required at least one week prior to the scheduled event.

For information or to register, call The Mentoring Center of Coshocton County at 740-623-8110.