COSHOCTON -- The Mentoring Center of Coshocton County (formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters) is inviting children ages 6-12 to participate in the agency's Little Buddies program.

The Little Buddies program is designed to provide area youth with an opportunity to experience mentoring while participating in fun hands-on activities. Children who participate are matched with high school Peer Mentor volunteers for agency sponsored group events. Some of the agency's upcoming events include a tour of the Johnson Humrickhouse Museum, outdoor gardening event, games night, and cooking with kids.

Executive Director Sheila Mayse said of the program, "As an agency, we are committed to providing mentoring services in varied and creative ways to reach the greatest number of children.

The Little Buddies program is a great mentoring alternative for children who do not wish to participate in the Bigs and Littles program and those children waiting to be matched. It also provides a wonderful opportunity for our Peer Mentor volunteers to get the experience of planning and participating in organized events."

This event is open to all community children, ages 6-12. The Little Buddies program is free of charge, but enrollment is required. The enrollment process requires a brief application and interview with both the parent and the child.

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