Sage Mentorship Project
UC Berkeley's Largest One-on-One Elementary School Mentoring Program
Sage Schools in Berkeley
Choose to become a mentor at any one of our eight local Berkeley elementary schools.
Berkeley Arts Magnet
2015 Virginia St, Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 644 - 6225
"Berkeley Arts Magnet is a great school for mentors looking for a combination of work and play. Sage focuses on BAM’s after school program, where mentors spend their time both helping students finish their homework and playing with them outside. Don’t let the name fool you - no arts experience is necessary! That being said, the arts curriculum falls relatively on the wayside during school hours, so we’re always excited to have mentors who think they can use their time cultivating the arts with their mentees in some way! With a fun and helpful liaison and great kids, BAM is definitely worth considering for anyone interested in staying in the Berkeley area but looking to be a little more adventurous."
- Alec Gunny, Former Director
1400 Ada St, Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 644 - 6298
"Jefferson has great students and an awesome staff! One unique thing about Jefferson is that the teachers are very laid back. They often encourage mentors to call them by their first names and mentors tend to develop a relationship with their teacher as well as their mentees. Additionally, at Jefferson you have the opportunity to work with the whole class instead of just one student, which is really fun!"
- Alex Jordan, Former Director
2800 Forest Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 644 - 6890
"Emerson is a great school to mentor at! Mentors get the opportunity to play fun games outside with their mentee and to help them develop and improve their math and reading skills in the classroom. Unique to Emerson are the homework center hours, which take place Monday through Thursday from 3-4pm. During this time you can work with your mentee and his/her class on reading and math, two critical subjects. The kids absolutely love mentors and so do the teachers, who will happily help you with anything you need. At Emerson you will get the opportunity to develop a long-lasting bond with your mentee!"
- Sam Galvan, Former Director
John Muir Elementary
2955 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 644 - 6410
"There are countless mentoring opportunities at John Muir. Whether you enjoy working in classroom environments or prefer being active outdoors with the students, there will be an opportunity that suits you. John Muir understands the importance of a well-rounded education and offers a plethora of different enrichment programs from dance to gardening. The students and staff are wonderful to be around and are constantly excited to invite new mentors to become part of the John Muir community."
- Guy Nakamura, Former Director
Sylvia Mendez Elementary
2241 Russell St, Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 644 - 6290
"Le Conte has large class sizes with very caring teachers, so they truly appreciate the help of Sage mentors. Moreover, the children really enjoy the personalized attention. There is a generally friendly atmosphere that facilitates the mentoring process and makes it more fun, whether working on homework, doing arts and crafts, or playing sports outside!"
- Mark Gero, Former Director
Rosa Parks Elementary
920 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 644 - 8812
"Rosa Parks is a K-5, Environmental Science Magnet school in the Berkeley Unified School district. Complete with a science lab, garden, cooking classes, and a Spanish immersion program, Rosa Parks offers a unique and renowned education. With curriculum across subjects enriched by science and nature, children learn to “respect themselves, each other, and the Earth.” The engaging faculty is excited each and every semester to facilitate dedicated mentors from the Sage program!"
- Leah Hegyi, Former Director
1130 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 644 - 6300
"Oxford is an amazing school that's unique because it focuses on social and emotional development of their students. There are tons of differemt programs throughout the day to help kids grow in a more holistic way. Plus the kids are super sweet and love their mentors as much as we love them! "
- Jasmine Yong, Current Director
2300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644 - 6310
"Washington is an incredibly lively, friendly, and diverse elementary school. It was the first school that the Sage Mentorship Program partnered with, and because of this, teachers and students are always extremely excited to welcome new mentors. At Washington you will meet the most bright, loving, and goofy kid; you’ll never have a dull moment!"
- Jessica Quin, Current and Former Director