· LA & Orange County Mentoring Programs – Where to Find a Mentor, Be a Mentor
Mentoring programs usually match adult/teen volunteers with children facing adversity to provide supported one-to-one mentoring. With a positive role model, children are more likely to believe in themselves, gain confidence, improve their academic performance, avoid risky behavior, and go to college.
Programs conduct thorough background check on their volunteers and are closely monitored and supported by trained match coordinators.
Mentoring opportunities can be community, school or work-place based.
If you’re interested in enrolling a child or becoming a mentor, visit one of the sites below.
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Greater LA County
Serves all of Los Angeles County youth ages 6-18. Programs include Community-Based Mentoring, School-Based Mentoring, High School Bigs, Workplace Mentoring, Women in Entertainment, Young Executive Fellowship, and College PAC (Preparation, Access, Completion).
Big Brothers Big Sisters – Orange County & Inland Empire
Adult volunteer mentors a child between the ages of 6-16. Programs include Traditional Mentoring, Big Couples, Workplace Mentoring, High School Bigs, and College Bigs.
Los Angeles Team Mentoring (LATM)
Geared towards middle school students. Programs include online mentoring and Leadership Camp during the summer.
Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters of LA County
1530 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters
Also offers teen summer camps and year-round retreats