3515 Linden Ave #6, Long Beach, Ca 90807
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Our mission We help low-resourced, high-potential first-generation students get in, stay in, and graduate from a four-year college. We do this by providing academic support, mentoring, and exposure to a broader world.

Operation Jump Start

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Become a Mentor

Volunteers are a BIG DEAL! For over 25 years OJS has relied on volunteers to make a considerable impact in the lives of Long Beach youth. OJS is proud of our efforts to provide our volunteer mentors with a unique and mutually beneficial opportunity: Would you like to be in service to your community? Are you looking to work with vulnerable youth through education? Are you interested in empowering the next generation? Are you willing and able to make a true difference in a young person’s life? If you answered YES then you’re at the right place!
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
How you help If you're looking to get involved in your community, we've got just the right volunteer opportunities for you. Learn how YOU can make positive, life-lasting impact in the life of a Long Beach student.
About us Since 1994, OJS has provided the comprehensive resources and mentoring needed to enable youth in underserved communities to reach their full potential through a college education. Our organization has an established and successful track record of success in providing access to higher education for low-income students – a demographic group significantly underrepresented on four-year college campuses locally, throughout California, and across our nation. OJS serves between 250-350 youth annually – all Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) students, ranging from 13 to 23 years old.
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