1,000 volunteer readers, tutors and mentors are needed for kids in the Inland Empire.

Mentor ConnectionAre you ready to make a difference?

With one in five children living in poverty and thousands of local students dropping out of school, kids in our community need caring adults in their lives. Our goal is to help disadvantaged youth to succeed in school and be prepared for future self-sufficiency. There are volunteer opportunities to fit any schedule and anyone can make a difference - young adults, retirees and professionals. With just a few hours a week, you could make a life-long difference in the life of a child!

Click on one of the volunteer website links below to find out how you can help a local child succeed in school and in life by becoming a volunteer reader, tutor, or mentor!

Click here for Inland Empire and Corona-Norco United Way cities:

 

Calimesa
Chino
Chino Hills
Claremont
Corona
Diamond Bar
East Highland
Eastvale
Fontana
Forest Falls
Home Gardens
La Verne
Loma Linda
Lytle Creek 
Mentone
Mira Loma
Montclair
Mt. Baldy
Norco
Oak Glen
Ontario
Pomona
Rancho Cucamonga
Redlands
San Dimas
Upland
Walnut
Yucaipa 

 

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Click here for Arrowhead United Way cities:

 

Big Bear City
Big Bear Lake
Bloomington
Blue Jay
Cedar Glen
Cedarpines Park
Colton
Crestline
Crest Park
Devore
Fawnskin
Grand Terrace
Green Valley Lake 
Highland
Lake Arrowhead
Loma Linda
Muscoy
Patton
Rialto
Rimforest
Running Springs
San Bernardino
Skyforest
Sugarloaf
Twin Peaks 

 

 

 

 

 

Success Stories

  • Adult mentors making a difference with youngsters in a special afterschool program
    Written by Wendy Leung, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
    CLAREMONT ‐ Tom Riley and Aden Smykla are good friends. You can call them buddies.  They read together, play together and tease each other about their favorite football teams. Riley, 70, is a Claremont resident enjoying his 12th year in retirement. Aden, 8, is enjoying his second year at Chaparral Elementary. You can also…
  • “I wouldn’t miss it for the world!”
    Written by Deborah Magana, Volunteer at Family Service Association of Redlands
    I always tell people that I never thought I was a "kid person" until I was asked to help with the after-school tutoring program at Family Service Association of Redlands. Now, I have a hard time imagining how I would get along without them. I truly feel as though I…
  • Learning to Let Go
    Written by Volunteer at CASA of San Bernardino County
    It was a special day when I found out about Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). I was in the psychology department’s office looking at volunteer opportunities when an office assistant began to chat with me. She mentioned CASA of San Bernardino County and its mission to help children in foster…
  • Paying it Forward
    Written by Jason Cordova, Staff Mentor and former student of Bright Prospect
    Growing up I witnessed my mother work long hours in order to support me and my younger brother. Her sacrifice and hard work inspired me to help my family through my education. During my junior year of high school I was selected to the Pomona-based Bright Prospect Scholar Support Program,…
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