Yiksai Wong’s relationship with EBAYC started in the second grade. As an OASES program participant, interacting with mentors showed her that college was within reach. When Yiksai was accepted to UC Berkeley, she returned to Lincoln Elementary- this time as a mentor. “I want to serve as a role model to my students and inspire them to believe they too can go to college.” We are proud of our over 150 OASES mentors who participate in youth and peer mentorship, community engagement, and academic tutoring. Yiksai’s journey from youth participant to Lead Mentor Coordinator to EBAYC Board Member is grounded in our commitment to support leaders from within our community to shine their brightest.