Fort Bragg Art Workshops

February 23, 2018 in Uncategorized by Joselyn Barrios

PSP Mentors Carolyn Schneider and Ms. Rachel Binah are artists in the Fort Bragg community. They hosted Fort Bragg scholars  Kenlly, Miciella, Javier, Fernanda, and  Jasmin at Ms. Schneider’s studio for two art workshops. Our scholars have been inspired by having an outlet for their creativity and their amazing artistic skills. We are grateful that we have mentors that provide such unique and enriching experiences for our scholars.

Read students comments about the workshops below.

 

 

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PSP Celebrates Black History Month!

February 23, 2018 in Uncategorized by Joselyn Barrios

In celebration of Black History Month, PSP highlights the contributions that these scholars have made to history and American culture.

These six scholars have made great strides for academia, art and medicine and provide inspiration to our scholars today. We profile them below.

 

 

 

 

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PSP Alumna Giving Back

February 23, 2018 in Alumni by Joselyn Barrios

 

Cristina Ayala is an alumna of PSP, class of 2016. She now attends UC Merced and is the Vice President of Operations for an on campus organization called Generation to Generation. The organization’s mission is to enlighten and guide Merced youth through mentoring, resources, and educational workshops that promote their development.

As a part of Generation to Generation, she helps put on an event called “UC Merced Splash”. The goal of Splash is to expose students to the college environment and learn more about academics, clubs, and speak with current college students. A number of current PSP scholars will be attending Splash this year, thanks to Cristina’s relationship with PSP.

 

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El Monte Class of 2023

February 23, 2018 in Uncategorized by Joselyn Barrios

On January 31, 2018 we welcomed seven new 7th grade students from El Monte into PSP. They join eight students from Lennox to complete our class of 2023 cohort.

We celebrated the seven new El Monte scholars with community leaders, school staff and administration, current and PSP alumni.

Read more and see photos from our celebration below. You can read about our newest scholars from Lennox here.

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National Mentoring Month-Scholar Reflections

January 25, 2018 in Articles, Uncategorized by Joselyn Barrios

January is National Mentoring Month and PSP joins the campaign to celebrate our mentors! PSP pairs highly qualified mentors with motivated scholars. This allows students to enrich their lives with new experiences and have a guide through their academic and personal lives. We are so grateful to all of our mentors for their dedication to PSP and our scholars. They are making a difference by giving their time! We asked our scholars to reflect on their relationships with their mentors and you can read their responses and photos they’ve shared below. Read the rest of this entry →

National Mentor Month- Mentor Reflections

January 25, 2018 in Articles, Uncategorized by Joselyn Barrios

We asked our mentors why they dedicate their time to PSP and how their experiences are meaningful. Read their responses and shared photos below.

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Welcoming Lennox Class of 2023 Scholars

January 25, 2018 in Alumni, Articles, Board, Partner by Joselyn Barrios

Nearly 100 students applied to be a part of the PSP Class of 2023. The students went through a rigorous selection process; they submitted applications, went through an interview stage and eight students were selected to be a part of the PSP Class of 2023 in Lennox.

On Thursday, January 18, 2018 we celebrated our new Lennox scholars with an induction ceremony at Lennox Middle School (LMS). We had PSP Board members, school administrators and community leaders in attendance. We were also joined by current PSP scholars and PSP alumni.

Read more about our celebration and see photos from the event below!

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PSP’s Board of Trustees- What are you grateful for?

December 21, 2017 in Uncategorized by Joselyn Barrios

PSP has an 11 member board of trustees. They oversee the organization and we asked what they are grateful for this holiday season. We are grateful for their service and commitment to PSP and our PSP scholars.

Our Board Chair, Ms. Meg Sanchez says, “I’m grateful for more than 22 years of friendship with Dr. Glenn Langer, the founder of PSP. Because of him I have been involved in a program with wonderful, kind and intelligent scholars, mentors and donors, people I would not otherwise  have had the chance to know and spend time with. He will forever be my hero.” – Ms. Sanchez, Board Chair 

Keep reading for more responses!

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Best of 2017

December 21, 2017 in Uncategorized by Joselyn Barrios

We asked our scholars what their favorite PSP outings were during the year.

We had many opportunities for them to experience new foods, cultures and activities.

One scholar says, “My favorite PSP outing this year was going to China Town. I got to try new food and learn about a new culture.”
Hailee Y., Ukiah

Keep reading for more of their responses!

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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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