A Message From Our Founder


Val ParkerOne day a group of caring pastors got together and decided to launch a program to help youth—youth that were at risk for “falling through the cracks”—to do better in school and to become the best they can be. Since those days late in the 90’s, Power 4 Youth has grown to become one of the most respected mentoring programs in Southern California.

Our program is successful because mentoring works! Studies show that young people do achieve more in school, get into less trouble in the community, and grow up to be more productive citizens of the community.  (Visit mentoring.org for statistics.)

Power 4 Youth succeeds because of the support of individuals like you. We appreciate your ideas, encouragement and contributions to our mentor program throughout the years of our development and growth. But we are not done! We continue to grow and serve youth every day and month, because of your support.

Please make a donation today to support our efforts to help youth become the best they can be. Donations can be mailed to Power 4 Youth at

5199 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. #209
Long Beach CA 90804

…or can be made directly through PayPal.

Please call me to learn more how your contribution makes a difference. Our number is 562-435-2352.

Thank you,
Val Parker
Founder and Executive Director

PS  Of course, besides a gift, there are many other ways you can become involved with Power 4 Youth. Please consider becoming a mentor, donating supplies and in-kind goods, or volunteering in a myriad of other available tasks!