Become A Mentor
SOLA I CAN FOUNDATION
SoLa I Can is looking for passionate people who are interested in mentoring youth from South Los Angeles.
We match volunteers with youth who are facing challenges in their young lives. Mentors can help mentees improve academics, improve their behavioral and emotional health, and positively change the course of a youth's life by simply doing fun and interesting activities together.
Volunteer mentors are matched 1-to-1 with a youth, ages 8-17, according to interests, hobbies, and skills.
Our program includes either a 1 year or 6 month commitment to ensure youth develop a long-term, trusting relationship with their mentor.
Mentors will meet via zoom with their mentees at least once a month for about one hour.
About SOLA I CAN FOUNDATION
8629 S VERMONT AVE, LOS ANGELES, CA 90044, US
SoLa I CAN Foundation is built on a simple premise, "If you can’t see it, you can’t be it." I CAN’s goal is to end generational poverty and housing insecurity by providing programming, mentorship, and a sense of community resulting in increased academic performance, inspired positive identity development, college acceptance, and graduation.
Our goal is to introduce South LA youth to people, places, and opportunities they would not normally or easily have access to in their daily lives, all at no cost to them.
We believe that by doing this, it will help break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, unlock their full potential, and develop youth into morally grounded, academically accomplished leaders. Our four program areas are: College Readiness and Access, Financial Literacy, Career Awareness, and Wellness and New Horizons.
Career Awareness : South LA youth are exposed to diverse professions giving them free first-hand career experience.
Annual SoLa Scholarship : SoLa Impact and it’s affiliated non-profit, The I Can Foundation, awards scholarships to SoLa tenants and residents of South LA annually.
Free Virtual Programming: SoLa I Can is offering free virtual programming to students affected by the school closure. Check out our website for more info!
Tech and E-Sports Center: SoLa Impact and the SoLa I CAN Foundation will open a Technology and E-Sports Development Center at The Beehive in South LA in December 2020. The Tech Center will be free to the public and offer music production, video production, coding, graphic design, e-sports, software training classes, and much more!