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Black Mentors Needed -- Support a Student in Foster Care

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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.

Be A Mentor is partnering with Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) to support youth in foster care. Since this program is through ACOE, the youth in the program are from Alameda County; however, are residing in the Modesto/Oakdale area, and need the support of a local mentor who can listen to and spend time with them while they are away from home.

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.

We have a strong need for BIPOC mentors to support our diverse mentees. Although we welcome everyone with an interest in mentoring to sign up!

Be A Mentor, Inc. has been positively interacting with youth since its founding in 1992 and continues to connect youth with dedicated volunteer adults throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide a direct mentoring service to youth (such as those in foster care; with incarcerated parents; susceptible to gang participation, drug/alcohol abuse or teen parenting; homeless/in transition or academically struggling).

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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


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, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Modesto/OakdaleModesto, CA 95361



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


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 hours per week for one calendar year

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