About Us

HISTORY

The Sage Mentorship Project is a one-on-one mentoring program, which was created in 2007 to address the major disconnect between tutoring and mentoring programs. The program is meant to build “real” connections, which with consistent time and effort by the mentors, will turn into powerful relationships.



 

MISSION & OBJECTIVES

Mission

The mission of the Sage Mentorship Project is to provide youth with a personal connection to mentors through academic and extra-curricular activities in order to foster life skills and personal growth. 

 

Mission Objectives

The Sage Mentorship Project’s mission is to serve the youth of our communities by:

  1. Recruiting high-achieving and dedicated UC Berkeley students who are committed to fostering long-lasting and education-driven relationship with their elementary school mentees.

  2. Providing elementary school students with encouragement to build strong academic values and self-confidence through classroom and after-school activities.

  3. Focusing on improving Math and Reading scores through mentors tailoring their one-on-one weekly sessions to meet the academic needs of their mentees.

  4. Enabling UC Berkeley students to acquire leadership skills and life-enhancing experiences that cannot be learned in the classroom, but are solely gained through real-life relationships.

EXPANSION

 Schools

Currently, the Sage Mentorship Project has expanded into twelve elementary schools throughout the Berkeley and Oakland school districts. The Berkeley Schools include: Berkeley Arts Magnet Elementary, Emerson Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, John Muir Elementary, Sylvia Mendez Elementary, Rosa Parks Elementary, Oxford Elementary and Washington Elementary. The Oakland schools include: Acorn Woodland Elementary, New Highland Academy, and Sankofa Elementary. 

 

Mentors 

Thanks to a strong recruitment team, the program has grown into a 300+ member organization. 

 

Organizational Partners

We are excited to say we have built partnerships with the following organizations: Zipcar, PG&E, NFL Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Back to the Roots, Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC), CalCorps, Soda Popinski's, Berkeley Unified School District, Oakland Unified School District, UC Berkeley Psychology Department, UC Berkeley Public Service Center, Teach For America, Cal Football, Cal Alumni Association, Berkeley Boosters, Berkeley School Volunteers, Berkeley LEARNS After-School Programs, Noah's Bagels, Julie's Healthy Cafe, CREAM, and Whole Foods.