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The Dr. John Arrington Mentorship Program

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San Diego Youth!

The Youth of our community are our greatest resource and Restore, Uplift & Hope is committed to helping provide the tools and knowledge necessary for them to recognize the opportunities, and confront the challenges that await them.

Since 2016 Restore, Uplift & Hope has partnered with The Dr. John Arrington Mentorship Program, sponsored by the Phi Omicron Chapter, An unincorporated entity of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated in San Diego. We provide financial and material resources, fundraising, as well as mentor recruitment and training for the program.


The program was started in 2007 to address concerns the community had with the San Diego youth. The chapter set out to develop a program that would help address those concerns. The program is named after Dr. John Arrington a member of the Phi Omicron Chapter. who has been a leader in the community in the areas of education and religion.  


The Dr. JAM Program has two major components that are used in conjunction with each other. The first is the monthly educational component. Each month the group gets together and has a session that deals with one of the core principles of the group.


  • Character Development

  • Academic Success

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Social Service


The second component is the 1-on-1 mentoring.  This component allows the young men to form a bond and learn from a mentor in a profession that interests them. Over the years, the program has had professionals in the following fields:

-  Engineering

-  Education

-  Religion, 

-  Legal

-  Law Enforcement

-  Sports

Visit The Dr JAM Page on the

Phi Omicron Website to register

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If you are interested in becoming a mentor in the Dr. JAM Program, please follow the link below to fill out an application. The requirements are listed below.

  • Be at least 18 years of age.

  • Reside in the San Diego county.

  • Agree to a one-year commitment to the program.

  • Commit to spending a minimum of four hours a month with the mentee.

  • Commit to meeting mentee face-to-face twice a month.

  • Commit to contacting mentee once a week.

  • Agree to attend mentor trainings as required.

  • Be willing to communicate regularly with the program coordinator and

  • submit monthly meeting and activity information.

  • Be willing to do a Background check.

  • Have access to an automobile or reliable transportation.

  • Have a current active driver’s license and auto insurance.

  • Have never been accused, arrested, charged, or convicted of child abuse or molestation.

  • Not be a convicted felon.

  • Not be a user of illicit drugs.

Dr. JAM Mentor Application

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