The need for mentoring during these times is greater than ever. We are raising awareness about why, how, and what people can do to make mentoring a success.
Online PR News – 31-October-2020 – Hayward, CA – Prior to COVID-19, non-profits providing mentoring to high risk youth were funded by government grants and by private foundations. When the pandemic hit priorities shifted and now there is little to no funding from these traditional sources and the need for mentoring is exacerbated. Our most vulnerable youth are isolated which leads to despair. They typically are without a support network and need a caring adult mentor.
Be A Mentor, in Hayward, CA, partners with community organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Los Angeles to provide mentoring opportunities for youth programs. This includes programming, volunteer coordination, and support. With new virtual mentoring tools, Be A Mentor, Inc is able to expand mentoring while practicing social distancing.
More information about Be A Mentor, Inc: Be A Mentor seeks to help children and youth from challenging and vulnerable circumstances develop the assets necessary to make healthy life choices, set realistic goals, act with determination and ultimately build vibrant successful lives for themselves through direct contact and relationships with caring and positive adult role models.
- Due to COVID-19, high risk youth are isolated and need support of mentors.
- Due to COVID-19, there is less funding available for mentoring programs.
Quotes from mentees:
“I like my mentor because she’s kind and she helps me with a lot of things that I can’t really handle a lot and she cheers me up when I probably not like having a bad day or I don’t have friends.”
“My mentor has done so much for me and I don’t know where I would be without her. Now I have a 3.83 GPA (one B in Math, we’re still working on that one). It seems like now things are really starting to come together. I’m not nearly as confused as I was before. I’m well on my way to being the first person in my family to graduate from college.”
Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/f/be-a-mentor
Be A Mentor, Inc Website: http://beamentor.org/