In order to assist and empower San Diego’s transition age foster youth (TAY), the Junior League of San Diego sponsors and facilitates a formal one-to-one mentoring program, matching highly committed JLSD members (Mentors) with Transition Aged Foster Youth (Mentees) – providing relevant independent living skills workshops, assistance in obtaining a job, and lots of social opportunities!
Group events are also held with all Mentor/Mentee teams where individual connections and relationships are formed between Mentors and Mentees to assist TAY with their transition to independent adult life.
The Mentorship Program is offered free of charge to San Diego TAY and provides:
- Comprehensive Mentor/Mentee matching based on common interests and career goals
- A commitment of two one-on-one meetings per month, weekly communication, and additional Mentor/Mentee group activities
- Fun, interactive independent living skills workshops on topics like budgeting, nutrition, budget-conscious cooking, and modern etiquette for the 21st-century young adult
- Job-hunting/resume-building/career-planning workshops culminating in a salon “Day of Beauty” to learn styling for success
- Reasonable transportation for the Mentee as-needed for appointments, grocery shopping, and other important meetings