The mentor program that CADA has recently launched in Lompoc
Sep 14, 2022
Andrea Mobley, Mentor Coordinator for CADA
The mentor program that CADA has recently launched in Lompoc
Andrea Mobley was hired on at CADA (the Council of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse) in the newly created role of Mentor Program manager, following the agency's recent expansion of the program into the North County. Now in its 18th year, the Mentor Program matches youth (third-eighth grades) with adult mentors who commit to spending weekly time with their mentee talking about the student's issues and concerns, working on school assignments, setting goals, and enjoying each other's company in a positive environment. She says she loves her job "because it blends [her] telecommunications and education skills in one position."
Andrea has already developed agreements with Lompoc Unified School District and Santa Maria-Bonita School District to serve students, but is now seeking adult volunteers willing to commit one hour per week for the duration of the school year.
Before working for CADA, Andrea was most recently Assistant Director of the Arroyo Grande United Methodist Children's Center, focused on the social and emotional development of children 3-5 years. Prior to that, she spent 10 years with Charter Communications, a national telecommunications and mass media company with services branded as Spectrum, in the roles of Store Manager and Inbound Sales & Care Manager. Andrea earned a Masters in Education from Walden University and a Bachelor's of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Social Services from California State University Bakersfield. She additionally holds certifices and licenses in early childhood development, and worked as a kindegarten teacher for 5 years in which she still occasionally subs.