What We Do:
We build one-to-one mentoring relationships that provide
|Who We Serve:||
Mentees are youth ages 4-18 who either have an incarcerated parent
|How We Do It:||
We recruit, train and support mentors to meet with their mentees
|Why It Matters:||
Mentoring relationships can have a tremendous impact on the
'OreMi' is a word that comes from the Yoruba people of West Africa, and means, "my friend, my mentor, someone in whom I can confide."
Our Mentoring Program is a preventative and strength-based program that offers children and youth a consistent adult role model. A mentoring relationship can help the mentees overcome feelings of abandonment, low self-esteem and sadness. It can also assist with academic performance and family relationships.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor or know a young person who would benefit from a mentor relationship, please click on the links below.
Children who receive mentoring services:
- are 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
- are 27% less likely to begin using alcohol
- are 36% more trusting of their parent or guardian
- are 52% less likely to skip school earn higher grades and are more confident in their schoolwork
- are 86% more likely to go to college
- have 4 times fewer teen pregnancies
- have 4 times fewer arrests
- develop greater self-esteem and self-reliance
(Source: Public/Private Ventures)
For more information about the OreMi Mentoring Program, contact Hannah Danto at (510) 834-2443 ext 3009.