Mentor Theme Song

Sammie Lee Hill was born in San Francisco, California in 1950, and was raised in north Richmond. He retired from the California Police Department in 1992, and worked at Richmond High School in the capacity of Community Relations Liaison. He is a mentor and also teaches workshops for students in music publishing and copyrights. His success as a Lyricist/Songwriter has earned him numerous awards and overwhelming recognition for the “Mentor Theme Song”. Sammie is a member of the Songwriter’s Guild of America, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Screen Actors Guild. Grateful thanks are expressed to Sammie for permission to place this song on the YES website.

Mentor Theme Song

State of California, White House Recognition, 

ASCAP Award-winning and

First Mentor Theme Song In World History

2017 updated version.

I will show you the way to succeed in life

But first, you gotta promise me that you do things right

Life is hard, we all know this is true

But no matter what come? I will stand by you

Think positive and fulfill your dream

No matter how difficult it may seem___

I’m your MENTOR______


I’m givin’ back to my community

So that you and I can work in unity

Forget about the past,that we all done wrong

Now is the time to stand tall and be strong

This will be your decision, and your ultimate choice

Now it’s time to celebrate and rejoice___

I’m your MENTOR______



My heart, my mind, and my love is reachin’ out for you

I know there’s nothin’ that you can not do

So reach, reach for the sky and do all you can

Someday you will understand___

That I’m your MENTOR______


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Original Lyrics by: Sammie Lee Hill

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