On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD) hosted its annual Senior Award Ceremony. This year, we honored 15 seniors for their hard work and dedication to MPYD, and to celebrate their graduation from John Muir High School. Students, parents, Muir faculty, and community partners were invited to attend the event and it was a complete success. Over 70 supporters were in attendance to help us in recognizing our academic achievers.
MPYD, along with Kathryn Barger, Supervisor of the Los Angeles County 5th District, awarded over $5,000 in scholarships to our graduating seniors, and they were all grateful for their awards. Students were recognized for their academic achievements, participation in the program, community service involvement, and dedication to the advancement of MPYD. John Muir Principal Dr. Lawton Gray exclaimed how proud he is of the students with words of encouragement and congratulated them on their success. Also, Helen Goodman, Annice Jackson, and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) awarded each graduating senior a personalized congratulations card, and a $50 cash award for their hard work. Our seniors expressed their deepest gratitude for everyone’s support, and they were ecstatic to be honored.
We would like to thank everyone who attended the event. We would like to thank Helen Goodman, Annice Jackson, and the NCNW for their generous contributions to our students. We would also like to thank the John Muir faculty and staff for their hard work and determination in making sure that our students succeed. From the MPYD staff, we thank the John Muir community for their endless support in our mission of Changing Lives Through Mentoring, & Building Real Men!