Lakas Mentorship Program Gala Fundraiser - Unang Hakbang
Organized by: Erin Manalo
EVENT DATE Jun 05, 2014
Help us raise funds for/awareness about our mentorship program that focuses on empowering, supporting, and connecting youth.
The Lakas Mentorship Program is hosting our very first gala with the hope of encouraging sustained, continued growth and raising awareness of our program.
The purpose of this event is to attract the generous support of donors in our mission to empower and connect high-school youth toward a conscious adulthood. Our event will include a silent auction, entertainment, dinner, and testimonies. We hope to attract over 100 guests including young professionals, community partners, and leaders from from the community.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Doors open at 7pm
Diamond Bar Golf Course
- Guest speaker Mark Pulido, Mayor of Cerritos. Mayor Pulido has several years of experience in education in the ABC Unified School District. He received his bachelor’s degree in History and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles and his Master of Public Policy degree from The University of Chicago.
- Comedian/magician Justin Rivera. Justin Rivera is a full-time professional magician and comedian from the Magic Castle in Hollywood. Justin was recently named a judges’ favorite on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Justin has been seen on Fast Track to Fame on the Speed Channel and The Gong Show on Comedy Central with Dave Attell and Adam Corolla. He has also opened for headlining comedians Jo Koy, Russell Peters and Rex Navarrete.
- UCR Katipunan.
- Testimonies from mentees and mentors.
- Gala ticket (general): $50
- Gala ticket (students/teachers): $30
- General donation: any amount
- Sponsor a mentee's ticket: $30
For business sponsorship opportunities, please visit: tiny.cc/LMPGalaSponsorship
About the Lakas Mentorship Program:
The Lakas Mentorship Program (LMP) is a community-based grassroots volunteer organization with a mission to empower, support, and connect youth toward a conscious adulthood. Recognizing a need for culturally relevant youth development in the Inland Empire, a group of young professionals and graduate students created LMP in 2012. The program consists of mentorship between high school mentees and college mentors and curriculum on self-awareness, Filipino American studies, college preparation, and leadership. We have also held field trips to college campuses and conferences, a workshop on personal statements, and a career panel.
LMP has grown rapidly in its short existence: 4 mentees in two schools and 7 staff in 2012 to 10 mentees in five schools, 14 staff, and 3 advisors in 2014 with participants from Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Orange counties. Our primary sources of income have been donations from parents and occasional fundraisers. The money we raise will go towards operating expenses such as food, venues, materials, and field trips. Ideally, we'd like to raise enough to offer scholarships to our participants.
To learn more about LMP, check out lakasmentorship.tumblr.com.