UC Merced Police Department Mentor Program

Changing lives, one student at a time.

The mission of the University of California, Merced, Police Department (UCMPD) Mentor Program is to empower at-risk youth in our community and guide them in making positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential through community service, outreach and academic opportunities.

The UCMPD Mentor Program reaches out to fourth-grade boys and girls, who are on the fringe of making lifelong decisions. Our mentorship helps to direct these young people so that they achieve personal success while benefiting our community.

Your gift to the UCMPD Mentor Program provides needed resources that provide for materials, transportation, nourishment and recreation for mentoring our at-risk youth.

The program utilizes UC Merced student mentors and adult volunteers, who commit to support, guide and befriend a young person for a period of at least one year. By becoming part of the social network of adults and community members who care about the youth, the mentor can help youth develop and reach positive academic, career and personal goals.

The dream of an education can become a reality for a child. Challenge a child’s mind, change a child’s life, give some time, have a care and help make a dream come true.

For more information, please go to policementors.ucmerced.edu.

Thank you for your support. Every gift makes a difference.