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Why Donate

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Youth Support Program. YSP has teamed up with UC Berkeley and Willard students since 1994 to provide quality mentoring and enrichment programming. Thanks to financial support from caring people like you, YSP is able to keep serving the unique needs of mentees, their families and the entire Willard community.

Your donation will help support YSP by providing resources that enable us to reach students in need of academic, social, or behavioral support. Additionally, your funds allow us to provide our mentors with the best training, support, and motivation they need to continue their good service.

Here's a Look at What Your Donation Can Do:

  • $25 supplies our enrichment-class students with handouts and classroom materials

  • $50 purchases after-school snacks for one month

  • $100 pays for a mentor training

  • $200 sponsors a YSP event

  • $300 guarantees every mentor and mentee access to museums, science exploratoriums, and cultural events for an entire year through CATS

  • $1,000+ keeps our doors open and our events running

For every dollar that YSP spends, we leverage an additional dollar in donated space, food, and time from our school, community partners, and dedicated volunteers.

Ways to Contribute

Make a Donation:

Instructions for donating by mail:

The direct donation is very simple way to contribute to YSP. YSP is a 501(c)3 organization meaning that all donations are completely tax-deductible. Upon receipt of your donation, we will send you an invoice with our tax id number.

Make check payable to Bay Area Community Resources, which is our parent organization. In the memo line, put YSP. Mail to:

Willard Youth Support Program
2425 Stuart Street
Berkeley, CA 94705

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Workplace Donation Program

Many employers offer donation matching programs which often times double or even triple an individual's gift. These programs may also match gifts from directors, spouses, and retired employees. To take a part in your company's workplace donation matching program, contact your human resources department and get a donation gift matching form. Fill it out, and send it to YSP along with the YSP donation form. After we receive the gift, we will notify your company and you can appreciate the fact that your act of kindness was doubled or tripled just like that!

Corporate Sponsorship

Are you in a corporation and looking to sponsor a worthy organization in your community? The Youth Support Program offers many options for business organizations to get involved with our program. Businesses can sponsor events, donate to our cause, or even send volunteers to mentor, tutor, or lead workshops for the students. Whatever your company is looking to offer, there will be many opportunities. Corporations can truly make an impact in the community of students at YSP, while at the same helping to model a more socially responsible business. If you would like more information please contact us:

phone: (510) 644–6228
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Become a Mentor or Teacher Through YSP

The backbone of the YSP program really is the strong group of mentors and teachers that come to YSP. Although most YSP mentors are UC Berkeley students, we also allow students from other universities and professional men and women to become mentors with our program. It's a great opportunity to make a difference, build relationships, have fun, and even learn more about yourself as a person.

Our Wishlist


If you wish to help out YSP in a more focused way here are some things we are currently looking for:

Office Supplies

  • Office Laptop or Computer

  • Projector


  • Test Prep Materials (PSAT Prep, SAT Prep, AP Prep)

  • A set of school text books for all grades

Gift Certificates

(used as incentives or to purchase food for our events)

  • Restaurants

  • Spas

  • Jamba Juice, Peets Coffee, Starbucks, etc.

  • Costco, Safeway, etc.