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Youth Mental Health Academy

Paid Mentoring Opportunities

Are you a college or graduate student or early career professional interested in becoming a paid mentor?

We are seeking undergraduate, graduate students, and early career professionals to be mentors in the Youth Mental Health Academy — a 14-month career development program for high school students! 

As a mentor, you will provide guidance and encouragement to a group of 3–5 students as they set goals, seek advice, complete a capstone project, plan for college, and explore careers in mental health. 

We have opened a waitlist for the 2024 program. Please complete a mentor application, and we will contact you as space becomes available.

Join the Waitlist

Program Details 

  • $1,000 stipend 
  • Minimum 50-hour commitment 
  • Meet students twice per week in person in the summer (June & July 2024) 
  • Meet once per month virtually during the school year (Aug 2024 – May 2025) 
  • Facilitate meaningful conversations & build relationships 
  • Opportunities to participate in YMHA workshops 
  • Locations: Inland Empire, LA County, San Diego County & the Bay Area 

How It Works 

Mentors will meet with their group of students twice per week during the summer to assist as they complete their capstone project. As a role model, mentors will be responsible for cultivating a positive, inclusive atmosphere and for building their mentees’ confidence in achieving academic goals, navigating college applications, and exploring careers. 

Mentors will have regular check-ins once or twice per month virtually during the school year to assist students in making informed academic/career decisions, maintain relationships, and provide continued motivation. 

Mentors will be assigned a Mentor Advisor, a seasoned mental health professional, who will advise mentors as they build and maintain relationships with their students throughout the year. 

Other Ways to Participate

The Youth Mental Health Academy also offers opportunities for career professionals in mental health fields.


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