“Besides my parents, I’ve never had someone support me as much as Rich has. He helps me with school, sports, and everything else. Rich isn’t just my mentor, he’s my friend and my coach. I would like to thank my parents, the entire OJS staff, board of directors, scholarship donors, but my Mentor is the one I thank the most.” – Juan Gonzalez, OJS Class of 2012 speaking of his mentor Rich Spindler.
Do you have a 3.0 GPA or better? Are you the first person in your family who will attend college? If so, you’re eligible for admission, so apply TODAY!
Operation Jump Start provides FREE academic support services and mentoring for Long Beach students with potential but limited support by preparing them to reach their academic goals and dreams. We offer a guiding hand to those with BIG dreams and goals!
Our programming offers each OJS scholar an incredible 5+ years of extensive and involved support. Our scholars get a super-charged team of mentors, tutors, and counselors – all rich with the resources they need to graduate high school, get into college, and get a jumpstart in the right direction.
BENEFITS FOR OJS SCHOLARS…
Mentoring: OJS Students receive one-on-one extensive mentoring for a minimum of 5 years. This makes OJS truly unique!
Academic Advising and Tutoring: Dedicated program managers and tutors assist student as they prepare for college admission.
Scholarships: OJS Students earn scholarships to use towards eventual college tuition and related academic expenses.
Enrichment Activities: Fun and free events include social outings such as rock-climbing and horseback riding, intensive college readiness coursework e.g. SAT prep., college tours, cultural events and so much MORE!
Ready to get started?
Download our application here.
All applications can be turned in or mailed to our offices at:
3515 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
or Faxed at: 562-989-4661.
Once application is received and reviewed, one of our program managers will schedule an initial interview with you and a parent.