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Sierra Forever Families
Wonder
8928 Volunteer Lane, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95826
Telephone: 916-290-1206
Fax: 916-368-5157
Website: 
www.sierraff.org
Contact: Florence Parks
 
Sierra Forever Families is a private, non-profit agency that focuses on finding and nuturing permanent families for children living in foster care. Founded in 1983, the agency has provided permanency services for more than 2,800 children. Sierra believes that every child needs and deserves a permanent loving family. Sierra Forever Families' mission is to transform the lives of children in foster care by building and nurturing permanent families. Wonder's mission is to strengthen the emotional and social well-being of children and youth in foster care by building relationships with caring, consistent adults.
 
Counties served: Amador, Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Solano, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba from centers in Sacramento, Nevada City, and Auburn 
 
Program Type: Community-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring (1 mentor for every 1 mentee); Team mentoring (special conditions apply)
Mentee ages: 6 - 12
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 8 - 10 hours per month
Length of commitment: 12 months
TeenWorks, Inc.
PO Box 3802
Sonora, CA 95370
Telephone: 209-532-3100
Website: www.facebook.com/TWmentoring 
Contact: 
Marci Harnish
 
TeenWorks is a network of caring and responsible adult volunteers committed to helping the at-risk youth of Tuolumne County. Through healthy, one-on-one mentoring relationships we seek to provide encouragement, guidance and positive role models for teens in need of compassion and understanding. TeenWorks's mission is Giving Hope to Youth Through Faith-Based Mentoring.
 
Counties served: Tuolumne 
 
Program Type: Community-based
Mentoring focus: Social-emotional support
Mentoring ratio: 1:1 mentoring (1 mentor for every 1 mentee)
Mentee ages: 12 - 19
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 1 - 2 hours per week
Length of commitment: 12 months minimum
Sow A Seed Community Foundation
Bright Futures Youth Mentoring
PO Box 728
Tracy, CA 95378
Telephone: 209-229-4559
Fax: 209-740-4047
Website: 
www.sowaseedcf.org
Contact: Rhodesia Ransom

Sow A Seed Community Foundation provides youth, their families, and the community with education, tools and resources to overcome social and economic challenges, and lead positive, self sufficient lives. Our Bright Future Youth Development Program incorporates several youth development and mentoring programs that actively promote healthy lifestyle choices as well as emotional, social, and or physical development. Once enrolled in any of our programs, youth have continual support opportunities through our mentoring activities which offer adult guidance and structured activities.

Counties served: San Joaquin 
 
Program Type: Community-based, school-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); Group mentoring (1 mentor for every 10 mentees)
Mentee ages: 11 - 18
Mentee genders: male and female
Time commitment: 4 hours per month
Length of commitment: 12 months
 
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