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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
649 Mission Street, Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: 415-503-4050
Fax: 415-503-4051
Website: www.bbbsba.org
Contact: Sarah Izant 
E-mail: enrollment@bbbsba.org

Our Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better...forever.

Program Type: Community-based; School-based; Site-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring
 (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 6 - 16
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 4 - 12 hours per month
Length of commitment: 12 months
BUILD
1212 Broadway Street, Suite 630, Oakland, CA 94612
7700 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA 94621 
2385 Bay Road, Redwood City, CA 94063
Telephone: 650-319-8180
Website: www.build.org  
Contact: Dominique Ta
E-mail: DTa@build.org

BUILD works with high school students at high-risk for dropping out of high school. Our four-year college preparation program begins as a ninth-grade class and uses entrepreneurship as a vehicle to teach academic, business and executive functioning skills. Entrepreneurship is a powerful hook, but college is the goal. By helping students start up and run their own small businesses, BUILD supplements traditional school with real-world professional experiences, academic support and 21st Century skill-building. By equipping students with these college and career readiness skills, we reduce high school drop-out rates and gives youth hope and a promising future in college. Our Results: In 2012, 95% of BUILD’s seniors graduated high school, 100% of graduates were admitted to college and 93% completed their first year of college—compared to the national average of 65%
 
Program Type: School-based, site-based
Mentoring focus: Career development
Mentoring ratio: Team mentoring (2 mentors for every 3-5 mentees)
Mentee ages: 14 - 18
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 1.5 hours per week (3:00 - 4:30 pm or 5:30 - 7:00 pm)
Length of commitment: 9 or 11 months
Reach and Rise Mentoring Program
Urban Services YMCA
1426 Fillmore St., Suite 204
San Francisco, CA 94115
Telephone: 415-561-0631x102
Contact: Eryn Reeder
E-mail: ereeder@ymcasf.org

The Reach and Rise mission is to help at-risk youth overcome personal, social, and family challenges through a positive adult-child relationship. Reach and Rise offers 1-to-1 mentoring to at-risk youth in San Francisco/Marin/San Mateo/Alameda counties. We help children develop tools to cope with issues such as low self-esteem, family and peer conflicts, academic underachievement, and decision-making skills. We are unique in that we provide a 15-hour paraprofessional training to all mentors before matching, which prepares them to work successfully with at-risk youth by developing relationship-building skills, exploring issues facing at-risk youth, and strategies to handle difficult situations. Thorough ongoing support is provided by the coordinator who is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern.

 
Program Type: Community-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support; Tutoring/academic; Sports/recreation
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring
Mentee ages: 6 - 18
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 1 - 3 hours per week
Length of commitment: 12 months
OreMi Mentoring Program
Family Support Services of the Bay Area (FSSBA)
401 Grand Ave., Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94610
Telephone: 510-834-2443x3033
Fax: 510-834-1548
Website: www.fssba.org
Contact: Thembi Williams
E-mail: twilliams@fssba-oak.org
 
FSSBA's mission is to support children, youth, families, and communities by providing services that make them stronger. The OreMi Mentoring Program serves Alameda County foster youth and children of incarcerated parents by matching them with a one-on-one volunteer mentor.
 
Program Type: Community-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support primarily; Tutoring/academic, Sports/recreation, Career development if desired
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 4 - 18
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 4 hours per month at least 2 times per month
Length of commitment: 12 months
YMCA-PG&E Teen Center
Y-Scholars Program
2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Telephone: 510-542-2125
Fax: 510-649-9885
Website: www.ymca-cba.org/teen-center/about
 
The Y-Scholars Program works with over 200 first-generation college-bound students in grades 9-12 to prepare them to pursue higher education through career exploration and academic achievement. This comprehensive program offers a wide range of free services including weekly college/career workshops, after-school tutoring, and college tours. As well, students are connected with mentors to help increase academic and social support on an individual level. Mentors will attend an orientation to introduce them to program goals and expectations.  As well, monthly trainings and roundtables are offered to support mentors throughout the academic year.
 
Program Type: Community-based, Site-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support, Tutoring/academic, Career development, Sports/recreation
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 13 - 17
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 2 hours per week
Length of commitment: 1 academic year (9-10 months)
Mixed Roots Foundation
Adoptee Mentor Program (AMP)

601 Van Ness Avenue #E234

San Francisco, CA  94102

Telephone: 800-659-6958
Fax: 888-674-9099
Website: www.mixedrootsfoundation.org

Contact: Holly Choon Hyang Bachman

 
The Mixed Roots Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and serves as the first and only national / global multicultural foundationthat cross-sects the international, domestic, and foster care adoption experience. Our vision is to leverage philanthropy and grassroots fundraising to provide important post adoption resources for adoptees and their families.  Our mission is to promote and support organizations that serve as a resource to the diverse adoption and foster care community, create more awareness of the adoption and foster care experience, and inspire future generations of adoptees and foster youth to achieve their dreams and goals through collaboration with likeminded individuals, businesses and organizations in the greater community. The Adoptee Mentor Program (AMP), one of Mixed Roots Foundation’s charter programs, sponsors youth who are adopted and/or in foster care to be matched with adult adoptee mentors that serve as positive role models that promote cultural understanding and self-acceptance of being adopted and/or in foster care as well as participate in educational and multicultural program events and activities.
 
Program Type: Community-based
Mentoring focus: 
Social-emotional support; Tutoring/academic; Career development
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 7 - 17
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 2 - 4 contacts per month
Length of commitment: 12 months
A Home Within
2255 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Telephone: 415-621-1749
Fax: 415-294-9020
Website: www.ahomewithin.org
Contact: Saralyn Ruff
 
A Home Within seeks to break the cycle of chronic loss experienced by so many foster youth with a simple, scalable model. We believe that every foster child deserves to have a healthy, stable relationship with at least one caring adult.
 
Program Type: Community-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: any ages, as long as they are or were in the foster care system
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: N/A
Length of commitment: N/A - individual psychotherapy
Be A Mentor, Inc.
714 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541
Telephone: 510-795-6488
Fax: 88-498-3620
Website: 
www.beamentor.org 

 
Be A Mentor, Inc. is dedicated to serving the youth population by providing direct mentoring services and technical support to school districts and other youth agencies through our Volunteer Management System. We want to connect interested volunteers to projects to help enhance the educational and social experience for students.
 
Program Type: Community-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support, tutoring/academic
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 7 - 18 years old
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 4 - 8 hours per month
Length of commitment: 12 months
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