Mentor Children of Prisoners in Bay Area


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Alameda CountyOakland, CA 94601

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A mentoring program for children of prisoners, ages 8 to 18 living in the Bay Area

Youth and children are in dire need of mentors for guidance and nurturing to help stop the cycle of incarceration in their families.

Without a caring adult, mentor and role model, in their lives, these children are five times more likely to go to prison.

Why Mentor?

  • Assist youth in making positive choices,
  • Explore careers and higher education,
  • Improve youth's grades,
  • Assist youth's goals for the future,
  • See new things and places, and have fun!
  • Be a positive role model and friend
  • Mentoring boys and girls is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community

What can you do?

  • Mentors connect with a deserving child to help them see their potential.
  • Mentor is a role model and friend.
  • Mentors take part in a community to raise the children where we each have a role.

How does it work?

  • Mentors spend minimum of 8 hours per month together
  • Focus on schoolwork
  • Go to movies
  • Sporting events or museums
  • Simply talk and be a trusted friend

As a mentor, you have the opportunity to help a child see a whole new world and way of life.

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Be A Mentor, Inc. has been positively interacting with at-risk and academically low performing 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 at-risk 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).


  • General Education
  • Problem Solving
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Life Coaching
  • Verbal / Written Communication

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 2 hours a week for 1 year
  • References, In-Person interview
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