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Access Youth Academy

  • 40 people are interested
Natalie (mentee) & Parker (mentor)
Make a lifelong connection as a mentor!

Access Youth Academy, a 501(c)(3) youth enrichment program, partners with The Preuss School UCSD to serve 50 low income students (7th-12th grades). Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty through ensuring a four year college education for youth from under-resourced communities in San Diego. We accomplish this by empowering youth to excel through our program combining academic aid, community service, and the sport of squash.

Do you remember feeling overwhelmed around finals and AP testing? Did you feel lost when looking at different colleges and majors? How about wishing you knew how to balance school life with a social life? Mentors are able to provide support in a number of situations, where all a young person needs is an experienced friend. Our Mentorship Program is in need of university students and/or professionals who are committed to youth development and would like to create a meaningful and sustainable connection with one of our students. Requirements: - At least 1 year commitment - Meet with mentee at least once a month - Weekly communication with mentee via phone, text, email. Able to provide a LiveScan and TB test record. Becoming a mentor gives you the ability to contribute back to the community on a one-on-one basis and gives one of our students the understanding that there is yet another inspirational person who cares for their well-being. To learn more about how to get involved, please contact Shelby Coopwood, Academic Coordinator, at shelby@accessyouthacademy.org |

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About Access Youth Academy


9370 Waples St, San Diego, CA 92121, US

Mission Statement

To inspire underprivileged youth to excel through a program combining academics, community service, and the sport of squash.


Access Youth Academy provides low income youth with a life changing opportunity. Our program teaches disadvantaged students to become proactive, contributing members of society through a holistic approach to youth development that includes one on one tutoring, squash coaching, and team building community service projects.

Through improved academics, increased community service, and program expansion, AYA will continue to provide marginalized youth populations in San Diego with the resources necessary to become productive citizens.

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Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


9730 Hopkins DrLa Jolla, CA 92093



  • Mentoring


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • at least 1 year
  • We welcome all ages of volunteer mentors for our students. Currently, we are looking for a male that is willing to play soccer with their mentee.

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