ELEVATE YOUR G A M E
April 14, 2011
My name is Moranda Glasper and I am a 21 year old graduating senior at California State University Northridge (CSUN). During my summer and winter breaks I am a student mentor, through a program called Elevate Your G.A.M.E., for a group of high school and middle school students who are African American and live in subsidized housing in the North point apartments in North Long Beach. I graduate from CSUN in May of this year, 2011, and plan to stay involved in this program for as long as I possibly can. Listening to these students speak on their everyday struggles confirms my desire to better the lives of African Americans and other minorities. Being their student mentor has helped me grow in many areas of my own life, because I realized how much I was taking for granted. As a student mentor in the program, my main focus is to raise their grades, level of school attendance, maturity, and empower them to bring about positive change in themselves and in their community. I strive to make as much of a difference in their lives as they have in mine by sharing my personal school experiences and encouraging them to continue pressing forward in all that they do.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have personally experienced the results of this dynamic organization by witnessing the growth of students interested in participating in the program and how after some students graduate from high school they come back to visit the program. When they visit they share their personal stories and how this program was a huge positive feature that impacted their lives.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I do not have any changes that I can think of to help make this program any better then it already is and growing to be.
Volunteer & As a current student mentor in Elevate Your G.A.M.E., I have shared my school year experiences with the group, given advice on the importance of campus involvement in school, and what to expect as a high school or college student. .