Friday, June 21, 2013

CHLA Hollywood - "Meet & Greet"

This past week, we launched our CHLA Hollywood summer mentoring program... and it was a blast! Middle schoolers primarily from LeConte Middle School received an opportunity to get their "bowl on" and meet some cool adults at the same time. We call this our "Meet & Greet" session. "It's always exciting to observe mentees and mentors meet for the first time." Please be sure to stay tuned monthly as we share more updates regarding this program throughout the summer!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

WB Closure session

After 11 years of partnering with Warner Bros., this past Tuesday we closed out another year of mentoring. Although we are anticipating to start again in the Fall, there is no way to describe how great these past eight months were. Some of our mentees will be going off to college, some will return to the program, and some will venture off to join the workforce. Regardless, of what path these mentees take, they will always have a friend to count on .... their MENTOR! We will like to thank WB and the wonderful mentors who make this all possible... see you in September!


After nine months of a cycle of emotions where mentors and mentees were able to come together, write poetry, plan ahead for each others futures, and of course have tons of fun, it's sad to say that it all has to come to an end... Fortunately with the help of the dedicated staff at Youth Mentoring Connection and the wonderful folks at HBO, last Thursday our mentees and mentors were able to experience healthy closure where they both had a chance to share any last expressions and plan those next steps in life! We'd also like to take this chance to recognize one of our greatest champions, Ms. Cristi Catlin. Over the last sixteen years your love and support has allowed us to server hundreds of youth and change thousands of lives, THANK YOU!!!