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The Co-Op Mann UCLA Community School

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It has been proven that a reliable, responsible adult can be THE ONE THING that makes a positive difference in the life of foster and at-risk youth.

Here are the qualifications for Superhero status:
Are you over 18?
Will you SHOW UP and LISTEN?
Can you free up at least 2 HOURS every MONTH?

If you have answered YES to all of the questions above, then YOU ARE THE PERFECT CANDIDATE to become a MENTOR/SUPERHERO!

Children are ages 11-17 and are located in and around South Los Angeles.
As a mentor, you are expected to visit with your mentee at least twice/month, a minimum of once in person.

What does that actually mean?
In the beginning, you and your mentee will meet up with a few other mentors/mentees and get to know each other while doing something fun as a group. Once you feel comfortable, you will see your mentee twice a month on your own. The options are endless: play basketball, go to a park or on a walk, see a movie, help with homework, grab lunch, and so many more. It's up to you where it goes from there.

The Academy Project will be there to help prepare and support you and will work with the families to schedule meet-ups and keep things going smoothly.

A fully reimbursable background check and a short training are mandatory.

Reach out to us (even if you're not 100% sure this mentoring thing is for you)so we can talk a little bit more and answer any questions you might have.

Being a mentor is life-changing for the youth, and transformational for the mentors.

We hope to hear from you!
Thank you for your interest!

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About The Co-Op Mann UCLA Community School


7001 S St. Andrews, Los Angeles, CA 90047, US

Mission Statement

The Academy Project provides support and resources to foster youth in South Los Angeles, CA through education, empowerment, and community.


TAP provides an innovative, year-round, after-school alternative education engagement model. Students are guaranteed continued enrollment through to the completion of 8th grade regardless of placement changes.

The County of Los Angeles has more than 35,000 youth in the foster care system. That's not a typo. Los Angeles COUNTY has more foster youth than the STATE with the 2nd highest population, NY at 26,000 foster youth.

50% of foster youth will be homeless, incarcerated, and/or institutionalized upon leaving the foster care system.

Because they are changing placements so often, Foster youth can attend anywhere from 7-20 schools while in care.

The Academy Project (TAP) was born from the principle that keeping school as a point of stability can significantly help foster children succeed educationally while providing the opportunity to form strong relationships with peers and caring adults.

Engagement begins prior to the start of the school year with CAMP XAVIER, our 2 week summer day camp that culminates in a week-long sleep-away program partnered with UCLA Unicamp.

The Co-Op after school program meets every day and provides food, tutoring, and enrichment such as music appreciation and learning to play an instrument, and reading remediation partnered with a mentoring program.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Los Angeles, CA 90013



  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Relationship Building




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of two 1 hour visits /month, preferably in person, but virtual can be accommodated.
  • You are Over 18 and CONSISTENT and KIND. You will SHOW UP and LISTEN at least 2 HOURS every MONTH You want to make a real difference in the life of a child.

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