Diverse Volunteers Wanted to Mentor a Dynamic Youth in Alameda County Foster Care

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Foster Children who do not do well in school often do not read at grade level -- Children who are not reading at grade level often become a school dropout -- 30% of Oakland and Richmond Youth do not graduate from high school. That number is higher for youth in Foster Care.

How can you help?
Become the consistent, attentive, caring adult in a child's life. Youth need someone to listen, support them, challenge them to do more and think bigger.

Mentors provide accountability, connection to resources, and become a trusted friend.

Can you be this for one child in the Oakland Bay Area?!!

Be A Mentor provides, training, support, and mentoring activities.

Mentors go out into the community with their mentee to explore, talk, HAVE FUN. and build relationships. We ask for a ONE YEAR FIRM COMMITTMENT, 2 hours per week minimum. Must be at least 21 years old. Must live in Alameda County.

Our mentors say they gain so much from the experience that is life changing for our youth.

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About Be A Mentor, Inc.


22693 Hesperian Blvd Suite 170, HAYWARD, CA 94541, US

Mission Statement

Be A Mentor, Inc. was formed in April 1992 as a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit agency. We provide proven and sustainable mentoring programs for agencies by recruiting, training and matching adult volunteers who wish to mentor youth. Copy and paste into your browser to apply http://beamentor.org/acmen


The Be A Mentor Program pairs caring adult volunteers from the community with youth in one-to-one relationships. Mentors give of their time to be a friend, answering questions, and providing guidance. Mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and occupations and volunteer their personal time to be a caring friend to a youth. They serve as a role model, advocate, and resource. The purpose of the mentoring relationship is to help youth develop their full potential, both in and outside of the classroom.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Oakland - San Leandro - San LorenzoSuite 170Hayward, CA 94541



  • Crisis Intervention
  • Youth Services
  • Drawing
  • Life Coaching
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Problem Solving




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 2 hours a week for 1 year! That is 52 weeks to make a huge impact in the life of a youth that would otherwise may fall through the cracks.
  • MUST LIVE IN ALAMEDA COUNTY *References, *4 Virtual Trainings (Orientation, Trauma Informed, Mandated Reporter & Sexual Harassment), *CA Drivers License & Car Insurance, *Live Scan (free), *In-Person interview

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