Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide a nurturing environment where students can thrive academically, socially, and behaviorally. To accomplish this, we train our mentors and teachers to help students achieve in school, improve their leadership skills and self-esteem, develop cultural sensitivity, and learn civic responsibility through safe and fun program activities.
Our mentors are caring adults, usually UC Berkeley students, who are paired with a middle school mentee for one year.
Mentors spend three hours a week visiting their mentee’s classes, working with them on homework after school, teaching civic responsibility and leadership through community service events, and providing cultural arts education through program events and our partnership with CATS, the Community Access Ticket Service. Together, these activities engage students in school and work to improve student performance and behavior in a way that meets their individual needs.
The information above can be found on the official website of Willard Middle School Youth Support Pogram. For more details about the organization and to find out how you can volunteer, please visit their website: http://www.youthsupportprogram.org