RPAL serves low-income, at-risk youth ages 7-18 offering them recreational, educational, cultural and social activities that build positive character and help them transition from adolescence to adulthood. Many are living with parents and grandparents or other family members and 85% are eligible for reduced lunch.
Project Overview:
Location: Richmond, California. RPAL provides both 1:1 and small group mentoring. Mentors participate in a an orientation to mentoring; and are trained in facilitating mentees development of a "Life Map" using curriculum designed by The Life Plan Institute and the California Mentor Foundation; and have monthly check-ins with the mentor coordinator. They meet with mentees for an hour each week in the community or as part of structured activities such as coaching sports, fishing, dirt bike riding, community service events, and outings to sporting events and performances.
Project Coordinators:
Brandon Evans Email: (510) 488-8059
Otheree Christian Email: (510) 860-3389
Angela Robinson Email: (707) 676-0898
Joshua Barr Email: (510) 621-1290
Dennis Perez-Bravo Email: (510) 621-1290