Operation Jump Start

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Basic Information

Address: 3515 Linden Ave. Long Beach CA 90807
Phone Number: 562.988.2131
Fax Number: 562.989.4661
Director: Jill Jones

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Additional Information

Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: 6th - 8th Grade students of LBUSD
Ages for Volunteer: 25 yrs and up
Hours of Service: 4-6
Minimum Hours Required: 4-6
Days of Service: 1-2
Mission Statement:

Operation Jump Start is a Long Beach community based organization dedicated to equipping disadvantaged Long Beach youth with the skills and vision necessary to graduate from high school and go on to higher education in order to realize their potential through a college education.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Operation Jump Start assists these children by providing each child with a dedicated volunteer mentor who promotes academic persistence and encourages post-secondary education. We assist disadvantaged students beginning in 6th grade and continuing through high school graduation!

Program History:

Founded in 1994, Operation Jump Start is a Long Beach community based non-profit program dedicated to assisting disadvantaged youth who show strong academic promise to succeed academically and in life.


The OJS mentoring program is based on a Youth Development Model. Students served receive interventions and personal attention designed to develop their competencies, characters and relationships to their community. Our enrichment activities include a variety of educational workshops, cultural activities and community service events:

Assistance with SAT/ACT Review & Exam
Career Development Workshops
College Scholarship Assistance
College Tours
Cultural Diversity Workshops
Essay Writing Workshops
Financial Aid Workshops
Leadership Development
Library Research
Life Skills Seminars
Parent Workshops
Time Management & Study Skills Workshop