Board Member/Mentor Spotlight

November 20, 2017 in Board, Uncategorized by Joselyn Barrios

Terryl Martin is on the PSP board of trustees and she mentors three scholars in the Lennox area. We spoke with Terryl about her time with PSP and why she’s inspired by the scholars in PSP.

Ms. Martin hopes that the experiences that scholars have with PSP inspire them to volunteer in the future and give back to students just like them. She loves seeing former scholars come back and mentor current PSP scholars.

Terryl said that she’s “grateful for the opportunity to participate in PSP” and that she has her scholars. “They teach me as much as I teach them,” she said.

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Give Los Angeles Challenge

November 20, 2017 in Uncategorized by Joselyn Barrios

PSP is excited to be participating in Los Angeles Magazine’s Give Los Angeles Challenge! It’s a friendly fundraising campaign launched by Los Angeles Magazine where non-profit organizations compete to raise the most money with the top teams winning grand prize cash donations.

You can donate on our CrowdRise page to help us reach our goal to raise enough funds to induct 5 new students!

The campaign began on November 15, 2017 and ends on January 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm PST. Any funds raised during the campaign for PSP will be used to induct new scholars and a total of $15,000 will be given away to the top earning organization in the challenge. We’re ready to raise as much money as we can so we can win the $15,000 grand prize donation.

 

Application Tips for Senior Scholars

November 20, 2017 in Uncategorized by Joselyn Barrios

This is an exciting time for our 41 senior scholars as they are finalizing their applications for colleges and universities! PSP is here to provide support with your college list, understanding the application process and any fees. Below are application tips and resources from our college success retreat.

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Scholar Goal-Setting Meetings

October 26, 2017 in Uncategorized by Joselyn Barrios

During the month of October, we were able to reconnect with PSP scholars in southern and northern California. During these meetings, we were reminded of the special privilege of being a part of PSP and the responsibilities that come with it. Scholars came together to create and discuss their personal mission statement and steps they must take to meet their personal and communal goals.

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PSP Museum Outings

October 26, 2017 in Uncategorized by Joselyn Barrios

It’s PSP’s mission to provide both academic and cultural outings for our scholars. Museums are a fun way to learn about new topics and see interesting exhibits for all interests. Our scholars have gone to a wide range of museums this year from the Museum of Ice Cream to the Aquarium of the Bay. Our mentors and scholars share their favorite museum memories and photos with us below!


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Scholars Adjust to High School

October 26, 2017 in Uncategorized by Joselyn Barrios

29 PSP scholars are now high school freshman! Transitioning to high school can be difficult as students have to familiarize themselves with new facilities, classmates, and teachers. Our freshmen are making a strong transition and know they can count on the support of their mentors and PSP if they need academic or personal support. They have all been in high school for around three months now and they’re sharing their thoughts on their transition to high school with us.
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Partner Spotlight

October 26, 2017 in Leadership, Partner, Uncategorized by Joselyn Barrios

Dr. George Ferenczi and Dr. Miki Kalpins are currently sponsoring four scholars and mentor seven scholars together. They joined PSP 15 years ago and share why they support and mentor PSP scholars below.

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Back-to-School Tips from PSP Mentors

September 26, 2017 in Articles, Leadership, Partner by Joselyn Barrios

The school year is well underway and scholars are asking for tips on how to succeed this year. We spoke with PSP mentors and asked them to share study and time management tips for a successful school year. We spoke with Mr. Morris from El Monte and Mrs. Quinonez from Ukiah. They both agree that if you are struggling with any subject you should reach out for help because there’s always someone willing to help.

Read their full Q & A’s below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New PSP Board Vice Chair Ray Andry

September 26, 2017 in Articles, Board by Joselyn Barrios

Ray Andry was voted as vice chair to the PSP board on Saturday, September 16. He is the Assistant Superintendent for the Mountain View School District and mentored three students through the program. He is excited to begin his new role and use his position as an opportunity to broaden the scope of PSP and strengthen our connections to scholars and the communities we serve.

Read more about Mr. Andry’s commitment to PSP below.

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Q & A with PSP Alumni in Graduate School

September 26, 2017 in Alumni, Articles by Joselyn Barrios

 

25 % of PSP college graduates go on to pursue a graduate degree! Melissa R. and Guadalupe B. are PSP alumni from the Lennox class of 2012. They both earned their Bachelor’s degree’s last year and are now beginning their first year of graduate school! We asked them about their career paths and for some advice to our current PSP scholars. They also shared their favorite PSP memories with us! Read their Q&A below.

 

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