inspire the world
WHAT WE DO
We mentor urban youth to a higher standard for life by creating structures of safety, trust and respect within a nurturing environment.
We are committed to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God. Faith is at the heart of who we are. It is the framework and foundation displayed in our life’s work and passions.
We are committed to mentor with quality and the discipline to continually improve. We foster a good work ethic and function at our maximum capabilities with excellence.
We are committed to love and care by providing quality mentors that help nurture and encourage those we serve, stewarding their life towards a greater purpose.
We are committed to cultivating a culture of genuine relationships. We rely on and support one another because we understand there is strength in community to accomplish more than what’s possible alone.
WHY WE DO
To care for, educate and develop Oakland's young emerging leaders that will inspire the world.
OUR MENTORING VALUES
OUR MENTORING PROCESS
MENTORS CREATE COMMUNITY
The diverse youth and families that we engage with feel loved. This is why we are able to cultivate a culture of genuine relationships, because family protects, serves and enjoys life together. We have to rely on and support one another, there is strength in community!
Youth need consistent and reliable adults that can be trusted. We provide quality mentors that are supportive and encourage a higher standard.
MENTORS EDUCATE BY SHARING KNOWLEDGE
Exposure to healthy life options creates opportunities to build a strong foundation for a healthy future. It takes a vision and purpose, so we take the time to listen, process and advise the youth we work with. With Knowledge and Wisdom, our youth can get what they need to succeed.
MENTORS DEVELOP YOUTH LEADERSHIP
We inspire, develop and empower young emerging leaders, providing three areas of formation: Expression, Giveback and Faith. Experience is one of the best ways we learn responsibility and leadership.
MENTORS INSPIRE EXPRESSION
Expression is the unique story and talent within each one of us. It’s also the ability to express our feelings and emotions. We help leaders understand their identity by discovering their passions. We provide creative outlets to learn how and what we are created for. These creative workshops can include: art, cooking, boxing, biking, music, sports, poetry, photography etc...
MENTORS AND YOUTH GIVEBACK
Everyone has something to give. When we give our time, talent and finances, we learn to live a generous and humble life. Caring for our neighborhood looks like loving and respecting those around us and giving back to make our communities better.
MENTORS HELP YOUTH FAITH FORMATION
Faith is the framework and foundation displayed in our life’s work and passion. The Gospel is the hope of the world. We partner with the restorative work of Holy Spirit: building up people and healing the broken-hearted. We engage in spiritual development that is simply rooted in God's love, prayer and discipline that produces faithful healthy leaders who have the character to coincide with their calling.