Description:The Mentoring Services program matches at-risk youth ages 8-17 with adult volunteers recruited from the community for the purpose of forming one-to-one relationships. Each adult mentor makes a one-year commitment to spend a minimum of three hours per week with the youth. In preparation for the matching, adults attend an information session and mentor training concentrating on an overview of the program and working with youth. Adult volunteers also receive support through weekly contacts with a trained program coordinator. Life skills training and support groups are also available. Children voluntarily enter the program and may be referred by the Probation Department, social workers, schools or other youth professionals. Comprehensive year-round activities for Junior and Senior Friends include recreational, educational, community service and cultural experiences at little or no cost. Volunteers are informed of special program news and events through a monthly newsletter and an annual report is distributed to interested community members. The Mentoring Institute provides mentoring technical assistance to other agencies.
Public Transit:SAMTRANS stops within 1 block. CALTRAIN stops within 5 blocks.
1741 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063 37.4867949 -122.2222092 Human Services
- Disabled Restroom
Eligibility:Youth age 8-17, referred by Probation Department, counselor, school or agency
How to Apply:Referrals necessary for application.
Service Wait Estimate:3-6 months.
- San Mateo County
- Santa Clara County