Are 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!
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Adult mentors making a difference with youngsters in a special afterschool programWritten by Wendy Leung, Inland Valley Daily BulletinCLAREMONT ‐ 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 RedlandsI 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 GoWritten by Volunteer at CASA of San Bernardino CountyIt 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 ForwardWritten by Jason Cordova, Staff Mentor and former student of Bright ProspectGrowing 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,…