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Experts agree children learn from the adults around them. As novelist James Baldwin said, “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”
Are you willing to give of yourself and mentor a Long Beach youth?
Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child?
Will you help a promising student stay on the right track?
Or would you prefer a challenge to help an at-risk child?
Big Brothers Big Sisters
A local chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America; we work with people of all beliefs and backgrounds. Mentors (Bigs) meet with their Mentees (Littles) twice per month engaging in a variety of activities that meet their shared interests. Volunteers usually pick the child up at his or her home for a low or no cost outing in the community lasting 2-4 hours at a time.
Power 4 Youth
One-on-one academic mentoring program that works primarily with at-risk students in middle school and high school.
Operation Jump Start
Mentoring program focused on college-potential students ages 12-18 who reside in Long Beach. Activities include social outings-mentors are desired for that extra life counseling.
Long Beach BLAST
College students needed to provide mentoring and academic support at LBUSD schools.
In Loving Memory of Darren Rockett, this program matches 7th grade boys with mentors from the Long Beach Fire Department. The mentors build life skills, but not until homework is done!