HYPE Communities Inc., a local youth services program, will host a free mentorship program for children 5-14 years old from Aug. 19 through Dec. 14.

“The program aims to nurture the social/emotional development of children while equipping them with the proper tools to develop successful academic outcomes,” according to a news release.

Activities will include community resource trips, youth summits, leadership/team building activities and school support services.

HYPE has provided free services to children throughout Pine Bluff and surrounding areas since 2012. The program recently wrapped up its summer camp with 30 children enrolled.

“A number of field trips were coordinated to engage children in meaningful learning experiences. Additionally, many local leaders and officials came out in support of the program, either teaching the children or lending a helping hand,” according to the release.

For details or enrollment, contact Executive Director Tomekia Moore at 870-872-2229.