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3515 Linden AvenueLong Beach, CA 90807
Become a MENTOR today


Operation Jump Start is a nonprofit organization that has served the Long Beach community for over 22 years. Our mission to help low resourced, high potential first generation students get in, stay in, and graduate from a four year college. We do this by providing academic support, mentoring, and exposure to a broader world. Our mentors are a vital component of our College Access program by enriching the lives of our deserving youth through first-time experiences beyond the reach of their students.

Mentors are community volunteers, over the age of 24 with a college degree. OJS students are individually matched with a volunteer of the same gender for a long-term relationship of guidance (1-5 years), coaching and lordship, leading to eventual college entrance. Our mentors spend four to six hours a month with their mentee. These required hours are satisfied by attending OJS events, phone and/or communicating via text, and email. This mentorship provides our young people with guidance and assistance to help them achieve their educational, social and personal goals.


  • Tutoring
  • General Education
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 24
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 - 6 hours
  • Must be a college graduate

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