If you're interested in helping mentor young men and women, read this. Part 1

Sunday January 11, 2015 by carolyn

If so, check out the organizations in Los Angeles that provide specialized opportunities for you to mentor young men and women. This list comes from the October 2014 issue of Esquire Magazine; stay tuned for part two of this blog. More mentoring organizations to come.

InsideOutWriters
Creative writing with recently incarcerated youth. Share stories. Share feedback. Learn from each other.

Stoked
Learn to surf at Zuma Beach, snowboard at Big Bear, and skateboard at Venice Beach and Santa Monica. Neither shredding experience, nor mastery of tasty and/or gnarly waves, required.

Spark
For middle-school students at risk of dropping out, a 10-week apprenticeship in their field of interest that meets at the mentor's workplace for two hours a week.

Youth Mentoring Connection  
Filmmaking, surfing camps, drumming workshops, poetry, and work-site mentoring.

Los Angeles Mentoring Team
Science and tech mentoring through hands-on projects.

The First Tee of Los Angeles
Golf and mentoring at Griffith Park, Los Feliz, and nine other area golf courses.

YouthBuild
Career advice for high school dropouts getting their GEDs and learning construction-job skills.

Minds Matter
Advising low-income high school students applying to summer-prep programs or to college. Two mentors work with one student. Frequent mentors-only. Happy hours and field trips.

Free Arts for Abused Children
Art projects with kids at the children's courthouse as they wait to be called for their court hearings. (Other option: weekly workshops on painting, drawing, or music and shelters and group homes.)