Aug 22, 2016
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The Richmond Police Activities League is encouraging members of the community to become mentors for local youth.

Being a mentor is not only rewarding, it’s fun. Every week for a few hours, you might grab a coffee, go to a movie or an athletic event with your mentee, and during these fun activities you could discuss and set short and long term life goals. The interactions would ideally occur for a minimum span of a year, during which time the mentor might provide the mentee connections and opportunities in education and career exploration.

A project manager guides and supports mentors and mentees and is available to field questions. Mentors can also attend monthly support meetings with other mentors.

Mentors must be at least 21 years old and offer a minimum of two hours of their time per week to the program. They must also undergo a background investigation and attend a training course.

To learn more, go here or contact RPAL Project Manager Vanessa Calloway, or (510) 621-1290.



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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.