Urban Mentors NetworkUrban Mentors Network is passionate about mentoring, networking and helping youth become local servant hearted leaders. It uses the theme of “everyone has something to give” to involve both youth
and parents to share, grow and build positive community.

Urban Mentors Network

After serving as an urban missionary in Oakland, California with our Mission Year program, Jaime Taylor committed to stay in the community where she served and eventually founded Urban Mentors Network.

Over the past two years we have used your gifts to support Jaime and the network of 25 volunteers she recruited and trained, to tutor and spiritually mentor 130 young girls, teens and young women from inner-city Oakland.

It costs $7,000 per month ($54 per child, teen or young adult) to host weekly and bi-weekly one-on-one and small group mentoring sessions, which include Bible study, homework assistance, activities to build self-esteem and improve social and decision-making skills, and other life-building experiences.

This year we committed to strengthening Urban Mentors Network’s existing mentoring program, and to help them expand their ministry to include boys and male teens and young adults from Oakland.

Your support is critical to giving Jaime and her corps of volunteers the resources they need to invest in and sustain their relationships with all the Oakland youth they love and serve in Jesus’ name.


The Latest from Urban Mentors Network

  • Urban Mentors Network Christmas Party Photos

    Urban Mentors Network Christmas Party Photos

    We’re grateful to everyone who responded to our urgent need to replace the gifts stolen from Urban Mentors Network Christmas toy drive.  You helped make Christmas special and memorable for the children, youth and families that our urban missionary, Jaime Taylor, and her team of volunteers love, serve and support in Oakland.

    Whether you made a contribution through EAPE or ordered a toy or gift from Urban Mentors Network’s Amazon wish list*, thank you for sharing your generosity with members of your extended EAPE family!

    Below are some glimpses of the fun, fellowship and joy you helped provide at the Urban Mentors Network Christmas party last Saturday.  Thank you!

    *Please let us know if you gave directly to UMN through Amazon; we’d love to properly acknowledge your generosity.

    Christmas Crafts

    Christmas crafts for the kids

    A season to give thanks

    A season to give thanks









    Christmas Joy

    The joy of Christmas

    Christmas Cupcakes

    Christmas cupcakes












    Rice and Beans, Jose Daniel Pinell and Jaime Taylor

    Rice and Beans, Jose Daniel Pinell and Jaime Taylor

    Peace among siblings

    Peace among siblings








    ort this year and Merry Christmas!

    Christmas crafts Ryan Dawson and Amanda McCreary

    UMN youth leader Ryan Dawson making crafts with Amanda

    Christmas Party UMN Youth Leader Ty'Anna Ma'Na Sandifer with Diamond

    UMN youth leader Ty’Anna Ma’Na Sandifer with Diamond











    When you give to EAPE, you invest in a network of innovative, holistic and effective ministries, such as Urban Mentors Network, that help to change lives and communities in Jesus’ name.  Thank you for your support this year and Merry Christmas!

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