EVENT DATE Jun 05, 2014
Erin Manalo wrote -
Help us raise funds for/awareness about our mentorship program that focuses on empowering, supporting, and connecting youth.
The Lakas Mentorship Program (LMP) is hosting our very first Gala with the hope of encouraging sustained, continued growth and raising awareness of our program. At this Gala we will celebrate our accomplishments and highlights while honoring those who have impacted us along the way.
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.
- Gala ticket (general): $50
- Gala ticket (students/teachers): $30
- General donation: any amount
- Silent action items: contact Jaimie Carlos
- Program advertisements: $50 (half page), $100 (full page); contact Jaimie Carlos
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Doors open at 7pm
Diamond Bar Golf Course
Facebook event | Evite
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 15 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.