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A Place Called Home

L.I.F.E. Mentoring Program

"As mentors, you’re planting a seed that may not take root for years. But let me tell you, when it does, the benefits are undeniable." - Former First Lady Michelle Obama, National Mentoring Summit (2011)

What is the L.I.F.E. Mentoring Program?
A Place Called Home's (APCH) L.I.F.E. Mentoring Program is a community-based mentoring program. Every mentee is an APCH member between the ages of 14-17 years old who resides in South Los Angeles. Each mentee is looking for a mentor that can offer advice, support, and friendship.

Program Requirements:

- 1 year minimum commitment

- Must be 21 years or older

- Complete Mentor On-Boarding & Trainings

- Pass a background check

- Access to reliable transportation (i.e. Driver's license, auto insurance, auto registration)

Matches see each other twice per month for 3-4 hours each time. The goal is to empower youth to reach their life goals by improving self-esteem, increasing school performance, and presenting them with opportunities they can seize!

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About A Place Called Home


2830 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90011, US

Mission Statement

A Place Called Home provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.


A Place Called Home first swung open its doors in 1993 - a year after the LA Unrest, amidst a crime epidemic that rendered the streets of South Central unsafe for children of any age. APCH’s mission was simple, but wrought with challenges: to provide the gang affected youth of South Los Angeles with a safe haven away from the life threatening dangers and temptations of the streets.

APCH became a refuge for our members, a safe place where teens could relax, do homework, and hang out with friends. It was a place to be accepted and to be a kid. What started with a dozen youngsters on the first day quickly grew to hundreds.

Over the past 27 years, a dynamic youth and community center has evolved from those humble beginnings. Today, APCH delivers a replete array of services to youth ages eight to mid-twenties and their families, empowering and inspiring them to self-reliance and ownership of their own lives. Every day we serve hundreds of young people and their families with educational and artistic programs, counseling, mentorship and pathways to a bright future. At our core, we are still a place where young people who face tremendous challenges can experience the joy, laughter and safety that should be a part of every childhood.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Child Development
  • Coaching
  • Youth Services
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Due to current CDC guidelines, all interactions will be virtual for a minimum of 3-4 hours a week for one year.

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