Mentoring 7th-12th grade girls in Los Angeles County

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"In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you’re sharing with."
- Maya Angelou

"A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself."
- Oprah

Who are MOSTe Mentors?
MOSTe Mentors are professional, college-educated women and at least 21 years of age. They come from all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, and religions. Some great friendships happen among our mentors too. It's a great group of women and we are always looking for more!

MOSTe mentoring includes attending our workshops, chaperoning a Saturday bus ride to a MOSTe event, bringing your scholar to cultural events, accompanying her on college fairs and college tours, introducing her to friends and family, listening to her ideas, concerns and more.

We have a great support structure and provide a mandatory full day training which covers policies, procedures, expectations, guidelines, etc. In addition, we offer ongoing training throughout the year based on mentor needs and to ensure our mentor's voices are heard. We also provide access to a private Facebook group for mentors to communicate and share mentoring stories with one another. Mentors also have constant access to our volunteer coordinator, Katie Merrill. She rocks!

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About MOSTe


555 W 5th Street, 35th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013, US

Mission Statement

Mentoring Our Students Through Experience, or MOSTE, is a one-on-one nonprofit mentoring organization that pairs professional women with 7th- and 8th-grade inner-city girls in the L.A. and Pasadena school districts. The goal is to prepare these girls for college, give them a head start on their dreams of earning a degree. Often these girls know of no one who has gone to college. Mentors in our organization provide a powerful role model of how to succeed by obtaining a college diploma.


MOSTE partners with schools to run this one-on-one grassroots mentoring program. Middle-school girls attend monthly MOSTE workshops at their schools (we're at five middle schools in Southern California), group activities on weekends and go out one-on-one with their mentors. These components of the program all serve to reinforce the message of the importance of attending college.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


555 W 5th Street35th FloorLos AngelesLos Angeles, CA 90013






  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full school year, hours approx 4hrs/month
  • MOSTe has a rolling admissions & a big emphasis is during Spring/Summer before the next academic yr

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