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Berkeley Youth Alternatives


BYA is a non-profit organization and its Mentoring Program works to divert kids and teens from negative activities, while providing them with positive, enriching, and educational activities in which they can enjoy and learn. The Mentoring Program focuses on matching kids and teens with caring adults in the community who serve as role models, and motivators. Currently looking for One-on-One Mentors (flexible schedule) and Group Mentors. Connections will be online.

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About Berkeley Youth Alternatives


1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702, US

Mission Statement

Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA) uses two strategies to help young people and their families to address problems: Prevention--reach young people before their problems become crises, and Intervention--provide support services to those who are entangled in the juvenile justice system.


BYA-Has several different programs: Afterschool/Summer Jam Program k-6, Teen Center, Computer lab, Garden Patch, Crisis Counseling Program, Girls Twilite Basketball- Sports Program, RAVE(Rising Against Violent Element), Mentoring Program, Nutrition Education Program, and Career Development. These programs are provided to enrich the lives of the participants.

Volunteer testimonies:

"Tutoring at BYA has been a more fulfilling experience than I could have ever imagined. It was solidified my desire to work with youth in my future career and has taught me what a quality program can do for young people and their families."

"I enjoy working with the kids A LOT. Playing games with them is just as fun as helping them with their academics. I love getting the kids engaged in the work."

"(Volunteering has) helped me become more efficient with managing time between students and coming up with different and creative lesson plans."

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


Mon Sep 14, 2020 - Sun Dec 13, 2020
04:30 PM - 06:00 PM  


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Mentoring
  • Relationship Building


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least once per week
  • H.S./GED Degree Required - College Expierence a plus.

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