Pasadena Mentoring Partners 3rd Annual Breakfast
Organizations that support and motivate local youth celebrated National Mentoring Month by uniting at the Pasadena Mentoring Partners’ (PMP) 3rd Annual Breakfast, on Saturday, January 11, 2014. The event brought together city officials and local leaders with members of several community and faith-based groups that provide support, guidance and opportunity to hundreds of disadvantaged youth throughout Pasadena and Altadena.
Attendees heard inspirational success stories from young people and their adult mentors while enjoying a hearty and healthy meal prepared by area firefighters. The gathering culminated with a keynote speech by homegrown NBA star Ryan Hollins, the Los Angeles Clippers center who is also an alumnus of John Muir High School and Washington Middle School.
We would like to thank the our mentors for being apart of our children's lives and for the hundreds of hours spent forming long lasting bonds with future doctors, lawyers and scientists.
Coordinated since 2008 by the Flintridge Center, Pasadena Mentoring Partners provides leadership, resources, training and opportunities for networking to mentoring-focused organizations in the Pasadena/Altadena area. PMP supports mentor matches of some 200 PUSD students through partners such as:
· A Step Ahead
· Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena
· Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters
· Flintridge Center
· Lake Avenue Community Foundation
· Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development
· YWCA of Pasadena-Foothill Valley
PMP is also grateful for the collaboration and support of resource champions including:
· All Saints Church
· La Pintoresca Teen Center
· Pasadena Fire Department
· Pasadena Police Department
· Pasadena Unified School District