Psychology and Child Development

College of Liberal Arts

Bakari©Mentoring Program at Cal Poly

Bakari Mentoring groupThe Bakari Mentoring Program at Cal Poly, directed by psychology professor Roslyn Caldwell, is a culturally sensitive and gender specific intervention and prevention program for at-risk and under-served male and female youth ranging in age from 14-17 years and attending high schools throughout San Luis Obispo County.  The goal of the program is to nurture socially conscious, responsible, and productive youth who can actualize their potential and take full advantage of life opportunities while confronting life challenges in pro-social ways. 

The program is distinctive because one-to-one and group mentoring is a major component of the program and facilitated by Cal Poly students and community volunteers. Cal Poly students from across the campus are mentors to youth and engage in mentor-mentee activities that facilitate pro-social behavior.

The Bakari Mentoring Program is governed by an Advisory Board  of distinguished professionals in the San Luis Obispo community.

For more information about the program and its success, please email Roslyn Caldwell, or call 805-756-2686.


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