Jamal Lane, Mentoring Coordinator
Jamal graduated from Clovis West High School. After high school, he attended College of The Sequoias in Visalia, California, where he studied Criminology. After two years, Jamal transferred to San Francisco State University. In 2001, Jamal returned to Fresno and started working for the Fresno Unified School District. Jamal has a passion for working with at-risk youth and helping to make a difference in their lives. For the past 14 years he has worked with the special needs of at-risk youth.
Jamie Climer, Mentoring Director
Jamie specializes in the integration of sports, music, and art in the mentoring of at-risk youth and juvenile offenders. As a former college athlete with nearly a decade of experience as a correctional officer, Jamie uniquely understands the needs of youth who are at-risk, incarcerated, or on probation. He is responsible for the development of the Center's mentoring services to prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school and delinquency, and to promote the rehabilitation and successful re-entry of juvenile offenders into mainstream educational settings. In this role, Jamie recruits, coaches, and supervises adult mentors, matching them with youth based on common areas of interest.
Ron Climer, LCSW
Ron Climer is a licensed clinical social worker with 36 years of experience in marriage and family counseling and working with juvenile offenders as Head Chaplain for the Fresno County Probation Department's Juvenile Division. In the role of Head Chaplain, Ron is responsible for the training and supervision of over 300 volunteers who provide one-to-one mentoring for incarcerated youth at the County's Juvenile Justice Campus. Ron also serves on the Juvenile Justice Commission for Fresno County.