PROJECT AVARY MENTORING PROGRAM
Change a Life!
Mentor a Child with an Incarcerated Parent
It is our mission to end generational cycles
of incarceration and YOU can help!
Studies show that youth with mentors are far more likely to stay in school and attend college, form positive social attitudes and relationships and are better equipped to deal with challenging life transitions. NOTHING has more impact in the life of a child than positive relationships.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A MENTOR?
• A sincere desire and ability to be a caring and consistent adult in a young person's life
• Respect and honor a child for who they are
• An open mind, a flexible personality and a desire for personal growth
• Good listening skills and the ability to give and receive constructive feedback
• The ability to have fun and share your interests and passions
• Help awaken a youth to who they are intended to be and to the gifts they have to offer the world
• Express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power and expand possibilities
WHAT IS REQUIRED?
• At least 21 years old
• Able to make a year-long commitment of weekly visits with the child
• Attend an orientation training available once or twice a month
People with diverse backgrounds and men are encouraged to apply
HOW DOES THE PROJECT AVARY MENTORING PROGRAM WORK?
After applying to be a mentor, you will go through a screening process which includes a background check, reference check and an interview. Project Avary will provide a comprehensive orientation and training before matching you with a child.
Your mentee will live in a neighborhood that is within comfortable traveling distance to you. As a mentor, you'll be part of a strong supportive team. Project Avary staff will be available to answer your questions and provide guidance at any time.
To contact the program's manager Alex Escalante, fill out the form at the bottom of this page or call Alex at (415) 457-8799 ext. 304
To fill out an application, click on the link below.