Mentoring Partnership’s Second Annual ‘Go For College’ To Benefit More Than 500...

Mentoring Partnership’s Second Annual ‘Go For College’ To Benefit More Than 500 L.A. Public High School Students; Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa To Address Event



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ADVISORY for Saturday, October 1

WHO:

MENTOR/Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR/LAMP) and guest speakers Peter Chernin, President and Chief Operating Officer News Corporation and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

WHAT:

MENTOR/Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR/LAMP) is holding their Go For College 2005, a college preparatory workshop for L.A. public high school students designed to provide guidance on the college admissions process and to encourage the pursuit of higher education. Speakers Peter Chernin and Mayor Villaraigosa will be speaking to L.A. youth on the importance of attending college and obtaining a college degree.

College counselors from local private schools and admissions officers from Ivy League Universities will be on hand to help students navigate the application process, curriculum options, financial aid opportunities, scholarships, standardized tests, and other key issues related to pursuing a college education. MENTOR/Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR/LAMP) will also be giving away T-shirts, backpacks, notebooks, and college prep materials to students attending Go For College. MENTOR/Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR/LAMP) has also pledged to give every student who enrolls in college in the Fall of 2006 a laptop computer, sponsored by the generous support of Hewlett-Packard. Local City Councilmember’s will provide bus transportation to L.A. youth to attend this one-day event.

WHERE:

Occidental College

1600 Campus Road

Los Angeles, CA. 90041

WHEN:

Saturday, October 1, 2005

9:00am to 2:00pm

WHY:

To inspire and motivate L.A. youth to enroll in college and obtain college degrees affording better job opportunities, increase entrepreneurial initiatives improving local communities.

BACKGROUND:

The Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership (LAMP) is a network of the leading and most effective mentoring programs in the greater Los Angeles area. Established in 1991, the not-for-profit organization promotes the expansion of quality mentoring for children and youth through advocacy, recruitment and training and serves as a resource for mentoring programs and initiatives. A leader in the mentoring movement, LAMP has developed award-winning mentoring program models including workplace mentoring and team mentoring. The organization collectively serves more than 14,000 youth in the greater Los Angeles area through the Los Angeles Mentoring Coalition, which was founded and staffed by LAMP. For more information about MENTOR/LAMP, please call (213) 630-2141 or visit http://www.lamentoring.org.

Mentoring Partnership’s Second Annual ‘Go For College’ To Benefit More Than 500 L.A. Public High School Students; Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa To Address Event