Reality Mentor Inc.
Organization: Youth Mentor Program
Reality Mentor Inc.’s mission is to create a new community where youth participate in defining personal, educational and professional goals, and achieve them through life changing programs, projects, and one-on-one coaching/mentoring provided, in part, by mentors who hold positions of leadership in Bay Area business, government and educational institutions. RMI envisions a generation of youth who have reversed the trends of poverty, crime, unemployment, medical imbalance and lack of educational achievement that leave many socially and economically disadvantaged communities in despair and individuals without hope.
More Information1218 B Street
Hayward , CA 94541
Primary contactLisa Saleemi
Alternate ContactFreddye M. Davis
E-mail: reality_mentor (at) att (dot) net
Services offeredAcademic enhancement/tutoring/study skills
Career exploration and/or career counseling
College admissions advising
College fairs/campus visits
Early college awareness - Grades 5-8
Encouraging rigorous curriculum and accelerated learning opportunities
Service timesDuring school hours
After school hours
Episodic events e.g. financial aid nights, college fairs, college visits, College Goal Sunday, etc.
Program operated byHigh school or school district
Primary service locationSchool site
Community center/agency or nonprofit site
Parent ServicesCollege awareness information
Instructional programs -i.e. parenting or financial education workshops, etc.
Parent support group
Target Populations servedBoys/young men
Low- to mid-academic performers
First generation to attend college
Middle school students
High school freshmen and sophomores
High school juniors and seniors
Historically under-represented people of color
Reality Mentor Inc. (RMI) takes a holistic approach to mentoring by encircling the youth with the necessary resources to succeed. Our 360 degree support system provides intervention to help foster life, social, and self-management skills. We believe these skills are the assets or protective factors that enable students to resolve conflicts more effectively and without resorting to violence. RMIs program expands on the traditional mentoring model by adding specialized training for mentees, mentors, and parents/guardians, providing student health and career (interest) assessments, job shadowing, and partnering with local community based organizations, such as Chabot College. We believe that this approach will increase childrens life and social skills, enhance parenting skills, and improve the overall domestic situation for our youth.