LA Conservation Corps Mentoring Program
We currently have high school students who are in great need of mentors. I would like to invite you to join the Corps’ mentoring program, which matches caring adults from the community and local colleges with our 16 to 18 year old students who attend our charter high schools (Eco Academy High School located in the Pico Union District and our Youth Opportunities High School in the Watts community). These innovative small schools provide a peaceful, educational environment for students who have dropped out of traditional, overcrowded, chaotic schools, where they felt a sense of failure and hopelessness that often lead to negative activities. We are proud of our students, who made the positive choice to overcome poverty, brushes with the law and, sometimes, abusive home situations, to pursue a solid education. Nearly 60% will be the first in their families to graduate from high school. These young people are constantly one step away from making life-changing decisions that can send their lives spiraling out of control again or continue on the path to success.
This is where you come in to provide the support and guidance needed to assist our students with reaching their goals.
Studies have shown young people who have mentors graduate from high school, are less likely to take drugs and alcohol, have higher self-esteem, and are more likely to become healthy, successful adults. We are putting together a team of highly regarded professionals who will make all the difference in the lives of our young people and we hope you will join our network.
How to sign-up
1) Application process: e-mail Mary Starks at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or call 213-749-3601 ext. 211. A follow-up e-mail with the next step will be provided.
3) Age Requirement: 21 and older
4) Time Commitment: Volunteers set their own schedules with the youth.