Headquartered at John Muir High School, the program has served over 1,500 students annually through its mentoring, academic counseling, daily life skills and leadership development workshops
Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD) will be hosting its 10th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Brookside Golf Club, Mediterranean Room, located at 1133 Rosemont Avenue, Pasadena, California. The highly anticipated event is set to commence at 5:30 pm.
MPYD will be presenting awards to several individuals, corporations and students who provided exemplary support to the young men who are involved with the mentoring program. The recipients include: Bill and Brenda Galloway of Summit Enterprises for the Cardinal Paints Award; Smart and Final Corporation for the Community Partner Award; Vincent Bryant for the Angel Award; Dr. Nancy Gonzalez Heusser for the Academics for Success Award. Students receiving the Youth Award are: Sydney Cattouse, Alonso De La Torre, Tiyon Martin, Seth Reece and Ricardo Vega.
“This year, we are celebrating 16 years of mentoring young men at John Muir High School. As we celebrate our 10th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner, we are especially proud of the service which has been provided to the young men in the Altadena and Pasadena communities,” said Tecumseh Shackelford, President and Chairman of MPYD. “We are enthused to say all 15 of our seniors (students) have applied for scholarships and grants. Most of them have already been accepted to major colleges and universities across the nation,” Mr. Shackelford added.
“I feel great joy when these young men come back from college and tell me that MPYD has been an advantage in their lives,” he further added
The dignitaries to attend include: United States Congresswoman Judy Chu of the 27th Congressional District; Honorable Chris Holden of California Assembly, 41st District; Antony Portantino, California State Senator, 25th District; John J. Kennedy, Vice Mayor of Pasadena, District 3; Tyron Hampton, Honorary Committee Chairman for the Fundraiser and Pasadena City Councilman, District 1; Dr. Brian McDonald, Superintendent of Pasadena Uniﬁ ed School District; Captain Vicki Stuckey, LA County Sheriff’s Department and Chief Phillip Sanchez, Pasadena Police Department.
MPYD’s goal is to help young men achieve self-respect and academic success as they matriculated their studies at John Muir High School. MPYD has invested in the communities it serves and its greatest resources are the young people. MPYD has mentored approximately 1,500 students every year over the last 16 years. Many students are elevated by associating with positive mentors. We have a high graduation rate with the majority of our graduating members attending higher education. Through our intensive program, we are creating a culture of academic success and young persons of high character. MPYD looks forward and thanks the community for their ﬁnancial contribution to the mentoring program.
If you would like more information about MPYD 10th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner, please contact Javier Gil at (626) 486-2866, email at Javier@mpyd. org or visit www.mpyd.org.