This is a reality for many children with a parent in prison or jail. Our goal is to provide emotionally and physically safe environments in which these children gain a sense of community, increased self-knowledge and valuable life and leadership skills. By providing a mentor as a positive adult role model, these youths will have a healthy alternative to avoid negative behaviors.

Project Overview:
Serving the city of San Francisco under a grant from the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families, Project Avary and Be A Mentor, Inc. are partnering to recruit volunteer mentors for a 1:1 mentor relationship with a child of incarcerated parents.

Mentors spend at least two hours a week in person for one year to help youth set and achieve goals, be a positive role model and friend, be an education and career advocate, become a permanent connection, change a life and help build a future. Mentors must be 21 years of age or older.

To begin the application process, please click on the Apply button below. After submitting your application you will receive emails informing you the application was received and instructions to access your account to complete the clearance/training requirements.

Project Coordinators:
Berge Mooradian Email: (510) 795-6488xx1122
Alex Escalante Email: (415) 457-8799xx304