I’m excited to get back to posting here on this site. Thank you for checking out Get Out And Give. I hope you’ll share some of your own inspiring stories.
Get in the giving mood and check out LATM (Los Angeles Team Mentoring- CLICK HERE), help lots of children work with great mentors by donating some of your hard-earned dollars or become a mentor yourself. I love working with LATM and volunteer with them off and on throughout the year to supply photographs and video of all the great aspects of their programs. Once a year I get the honor of photographing their Annual Soiree. Check out the photos (by clicking here) of this year’s Soiree where LATM raised over $800,000. AMAZING!
Straight from LATM’s site: “Our mission is to guide middle school students growing up in challenging urban environments to recognize and reach their full potential as members of our community. Through a school-based approach to mentoring, young adolescents are given the tools and support necessary to make positive choices during a critical period in their lives. Utilizing a team-based approach to mentoring, we pair groups of youth with multiple positive adult role models and utilize a fun, interactive curriculum to help the students learn communication, team building, and leadership skills; while emphasizing the importance of respect for others. This helps our youth build more positive relationships, increase their self-esteem, and plan for a positive future. Our youth are middle school students (typically 11-14 years old) who are rapidly changing in many ways—physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. We specifically target students during the middle school years because, while this represents a significant time of risk for many young people, this group is the most overlooked and underserved youth population in Los Angeles. Our students come from challenging communities, where the majority of families live below the poverty line. The areas surrounding our schools frequently suffer from greater levels of unemployment, high crime rates, and gang activity. To date, we have impacted over 19,000 young lives.”
I had to post a few images from this year’s Soiree below…so proud of the Mentee of the Year
Have a great day!