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ORGANIZATION: Operation Jump Start

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Operation Jump Start's mission is to help low-income, first-generation college students get in, stay in, and graduate from a four-year college. We do this by providing academic support, mentoring, and exposure to a broader world.

Our College Access program pairs 8th-10th grade Long Beach students with a volunteer mentor, who provides guidance, support, and fun outings to students who are in the early stages of their career and college planning.

The mentor serves as a role model and friend to support students in reaching their full potential. This includes one-on-one time getting to know and building trust with your mentee; planning and attending enriching outings to enjoy together; and offering support as the student navigates their college planning. Many of our mentor/mentees forge truly meaningful bonds, maintaining their relationship long after the formal mentorship program ends! Our mentors tell us that this is a rewarding and life-changing experience.

The time commitment is 4-6 hours a month with your mentee, over a span of 1-3 years, in order to follow a young student's journey throughout their early high school years. You coordinate directly with your mentee, so timing is very flexible! No rigid schedules, and primarily weekends and evenings will be when students are free.

The requirements for this opportunity are:

  • Must be a college graduate
  • Must be over the age of 24
  • Must pass background check
  • Negative TB test
  • Attend trainings

Thank you for considering us! Feel free to reach out directly to our Community Outreach Coordinator at with any questions.

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About Operation Jump Start


3515 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807, US

Mission Statement

We believe a college education is one of the surest ways to break the cycle of poverty. By providing long-term services and resources that support the WHOLE student, we are creating an environment where students can triumph over their circumstances, succeed in school, and thrive in their lives. Operation Jump Start helps low-resourced, high potential, first-generation college students get in, stay in, and graduate from college. We do this by providing academic support, mentoring, and exposure to a broader world.


OJS is a nonprofit college access program that provides supplemental enrichment programs to low-income, first-generation college students who show academic promise. Like our students, mentors are hand-selected and matched with a student as an adult role-model. Mentors guide their mentee through their high school career as an additional support, guide, and most importantly, a friend.

Mentors must be have a BA degree or in the process of obtaining a BA. Minimum requirement is 1 year commitment.

Once your application is received, one of our program managers will review and contact you to schedule an interview. This process helps us ensure that we are matching the perfect mentor-mentee team.


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


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Multiple locations Long Beach, CA 90807



  • General Education
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 24
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-6 hours a month minimum, for 1-3 years

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