Thursday, February 28, 2013

Path of your Life!

So, we could not allow our HBO family to have all of the fun! Therefore, this past Tuesday WB mentors & mentees received the opportunity to create the "path of their life" as well. As mentioned in our previous blog, this activity allowed mentors & mentees to reflect on their life and the past to prepare for a brighter future! We could not ask for a better way of doing this.

Friday, February 22, 2013


- Yesterday Mentees & Mentors at H.B.O were able to reflect on their life and plan ahead for a brighter future... At our "Finding Your Path" session matches had an opportunity to think about the necessary steps towards achieving success and together illustrated their road to greatness!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

We are Family!

Mentees from our Viacom mentoring program invited their families to "meet the mentor!" This small event we like to call "Family Night". Which was held at Jefferson High School located in South Central. Our wonderful Gonzalez Catering company provided delicious tacos for everyone to munch on. I believe most people will agree that it's exciting to have gatherings especially when there's family, fun, and of course food!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Today, Los Angeles; Tomorrow, The World!

When China and Peru want to do mentoring where do they turn for help?  Youth Mentoring Connection of course!

When Alberto, Teach for America teacher from Peru visited California this month he was looking for the most effective approach to mentoring that he could replicate in his country.  His search led him to Tony LoRe and Youth Mentoring Connection.  Reminds us of another Feb visit, when we hosted a delegation of 35 high ranking dignitaries from Macau, China.  When asked why they chose Youth Mentoring Connection (YMC), they replied that their research pointed to YMC as being the most innovative approach.  They were impressed with our graduation rates, success reducing gang involvement, mentor support and mentor testimonials about how the experience changed their life as well as their mentee. Tony, George Shohet (YMC Board Chair) and selected mentors Michael & Dani Carter and mentees Sergio, Imelda and Giovanni spent a day training the entire Chinese delegation in our mentoring process.
Watch for Youth Mentoring Connection's model to spread throughout the U.S. and the world!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Rhino Family Night

Last night at our Rhino Mentoring Program family night our mentees families got the opportunity to participate in our back to back activity.

Friday, February 8, 2013

UOFA Session 3: Storyboarding and Character Development

This week during our Urban Oasis Film Academy, our mentees continued to develop their characters, roles and storyboarding. Pictured above is the team "Youth With Attitude" who will be working on a musical mockumentary where they demonstrate the idea that music does not always have to be serious.