Each year Oakland Promise recruits Volunteer Mentors to support our Scholars' personal and professional development during the first 2 years of their postsecondary journey. Our application is currently closed, however, we invite you to fill out our interest form if you would like more information on how to become a Mentor to 1-2 Scholars. We will contact you regarding our application process once it reopens in late Fall 2022. Thank you for your interest in becoming an Oakland Promise Mentor!
Be a positive role model and trusted advisor for an Oakland student. Leverage your educational and professional experiences to pay it forward.
Use your life experiences, talents and time to support our amazing Scholars.
Join our community of Mentors who are invested in leveraging their networks to support our Scholars’ educational and career exploration and growth.
Build a personal relationship with a young person from Oakland. Help them reach their post-secondary education and career goals
Receiving OP scholarships and support
Paired with a Mentor
who persisted from first year to second year of college
In cumulative multi-year scholarships awarded
For first-to-second year class of 2018
"Ms.Carla, I am so blessed to have been paired with you through this program! I'm happy to have met you and am forever grateful for your mentorship, friendship, and support! Thank you for sticking with me these 4 years and here's to many more!”
OP Scholar Alum and 2020 UC Davis Graduate
The number of ways an Oakland Promise Mentor can support a Scholar are as varied as the number of Mentors involved in our program. A successful mentoring relationship is built on trust. It's made up of small, consistent and genuine moments -- listening, asking questions and relating with empathy. And our program will support you and your Scholar every step of the way.Become a Mentor
Current Oakland Promise Mentors can access our program resources at this link. In it you will find the Mentor Program Requirements and Expectations, Videos, Event Calendar, Mentor Directory, Monthly Newsletter Archive, Campus Resource Guides, and more.View Mentor Resources