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Make a difference in the lives of San Diego’s youth by giving your time through volunteering, mentoring, fundraising or joining the students on one of their many community service projects throughout the year. Contact us!

Become an academic tutor

Offer help to students with their homework, special academic projects, & applications/scholarships to extra-curriculum programs.
Read our Volunteer Orientation Handbook_2013-2014
Contact us!

Become a Mentor

Mentors are committed to creating a long-lasting relationship with one of our Access Youth Academy students. Mentors provide support for their mentees in a number of situations, where all a young person needs is an experienced friend to help guide them through their academic, professional, and personal endeavors. Each mentorship is carefully matched by the Academic Coordinator.
Read our Volunteer Orientation Handbook_2013-2014
Read our Mentorship Program Agreement
Contact us!

become a fitness volunteer

Assist the Squash Coach Yuri Franca on and off the court,  as he runs through squash and fitness drills with the students on a daily basis. Contact us!

Become a fundraiser

Our staff does their best to raise awareness about the impact of our program, but we need more help. Become a fundraiser by starting your own fundraising page to help contribute to our annual campaign. Start your fundraising page now!

Join us at a Community Service Project around San Diego County

Every month Access students contribute back to the San Diego community. Come join us in community gardening at Mt. Hope Community Garden or feeding the homeless in downtown at the Hunger Project! See our calendar.

Attend an event

Do you love to play squash? How about playing golf or running? Then join us at one of our fundraising events throughout the year to support the Access Youth Academy program. See our events.

Are you an access alum?

If you are an Access Youth Academy alum and would like to give back to the program, please contact Joyce, Alumni Coordinator at

want to give in other ways?

If you would like to give your time in other ways such as job shadowing opportunities, internships or becoming a guest speaker for our students, please contact our Academic Coordinator, Corinne B. Aparis at