It only takes one hour a week, during your lunch break, to mentor a Young Storyteller. We’ll place you at a nearby school and teach you everything you need to know.
Because it’s fun and incredibly rewarding. All it takes is one hour a week during the day for eight weeks, and one afternoon or evening for The Big Show, and you’ve contributed greatly to a child’s life. Plus, you’ll be joining an active community of like-minded, creative individuals in Los Angeles. The majority of YSF’s volunteer base works in the entertainment industry, so mentoring presents a great opportunity to meet and network with your peers.
But don’t take it from us. Meet Our Volunteers and hear their stories.
What does a mentor do?
A YSF mentor is somebody who shows up consistently, and with an open mind, ready to guide and support their student in writing their very own personal short (5 to 7) page screenplay. A YSF mentor is actively engaged with their student in all areas of the curriculum and leads by example. Every YSF mentor/student pairing is a success story. You cannot fail.
More specifically, your job is to:
1. Show up consistently every week.
2. Commit one hour a week during your lunch hour, and a few additional hours
for the Big Show over nine weeks.
3. Attend a training session, complete an application, and allow us to perform a
4. Not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while mentoring.
5. Guide your writer and remind them of the elements of story structure we are teaching, while encouraging imagination.