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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/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.


Average Review 8 reviews

Would you recommend Be A Mentor, Inc.?

by rene p. from Alameda, CA (January 17, 2017)
The process of signing up is simple and generates several options in a short amount of time. Reading through the opportunities, I was excited to learn about how many efforts were available for people to get involved with.
by Mal L. (November 13, 2011)
Ryan Gray, as the Project Manager of Be a Mentor, does a fine job of welcoming the people who mentor the at risk boys and girls in the Bay Area. A good background in what being a mentor means is provided before a mentor is assigned a young person. Someone is always available to contact to assist with any problems that may be encountered. Being a mentor can be very rewarding. Befriending a young person who has not experienced a consistent, non-exploitative relationship with an adult can be extremely beneficial to the mentor and the young person. Be aware, you may enjoy this experience.
by Janet R. (November 1, 2011)
The two years I have been a mentor through Be-A-Mentor have been so rewarding. The training and support is amazing. They have offered many activities, suggestions, and opportunities to foster my relationship with my mentee. The impact mentors make on the lives of children is immeasurable. It can open them to a world of hope, friendship, and education as they work toward their full potential.
by michele j. from chico, CA (October 31, 2011)
I have been a mentor with Be A Mentor for almost four years. I believe I have been a big help to my mentee and I have really enjoyed getting to know her. It has been challenging at times yet still rewarding. Be A Mentor has supported me with training, fun activities to participate in with my mentee, and meetings with other mentors so that we can discuss what works and our concerns. I definitely think that people should be mentors if they have time and a flexible personality. There is a huge need for mentors. The mentees appreciate the opportunity to have a mentor and the opportunity to develop additional skills.
by Terri L. (July 30, 2009)
i deeply love to talk to somenone,especially who have a trouble. And i am looking for this chance for a long time. i would like to talk to people fact to face. i always chat with someone on the Internet.sometime i listen to them,and give some advise to them. when they feel better, i found myself more happy than them. so,please give me a chance! thanks!