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Mentoring Works!

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Do you want to work with a young person who needs support, care, and a role model?

We need YOU to mentor a student experiencing foster care in Alameda County.

Be A Mentor is partnering with Alameda County Office of Education to support youth in foster care. This is an in-person mentoring program. You will spend most of your time in the community with your mentee exploring, talking, and learning about their needs.

1 on 1 mentoring gives students more opportunities for success regardless of their background. It’s especially important for youth who may not have consistent adults in their lives to connect with.

All mentors are required to complete a background check and training. And our mentoring coordinator will be available for support throughout the program. We ask that you commit to at least 2-hours per week for a full calendar year.

Consistency is important to build trust between you and your mentee.

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About Be A Mentor, Inc.


22693 Hesperian Blvd Suite 170, HAYWARD, CA 94541, US

Mission Statement

Be A Mentor, Inc. was formed in April 1992 as a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit agency. We provide proven and sustainable mentoring programs for agencies by recruiting, training and matching adult volunteers who wish to mentor youth. Copy and paste into your browser to apply http://beamentor.org/acmen


The Be A Mentor Program trains Mentor Site Coordinators, pairs caring adult volunteers from the community with youth in one-to-one relationships. Mentors give of their time to be a friend, answering questions, and providing guidance. Mentors come from a variety of backgrounds and occupations and volunteer their personal time to be a caring friend to a youth. They serve as a role model, advocate, and resource. The purpose of the mentoring relationship is to help youth develop their full potential, both in and outside of the classroom.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


East Bay - Alameda CountyTri-Valley Region, CA 94550



  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Relationship Building
  • Storytelling




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 1
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week for a ONE YEAR FIRM COMMITMENT
  • You will be required to get a Live Scan, have a CA Driver's License, Auto Insurance, TB Clearance, 4 Virtual Trainings (Orientation, Trauma Informed, Mandated Reporter, Sexual harassment), 3 References, Criminal History Form & an Interview

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