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Ms. Cecilia

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April 16, 2011

I was a mentor the first year EYG started at Compton High School in 2001. I had two 9th graders and one 10th grader. They were all mediocre to poor students but had great potential. The program was instrumental in helping these young ladies become better students. They are all successful women that are continually contributing to society in a big and positive way. The weekly meetings, structured exercises, projects & internship opportunities resulted in conversations & experiences that changed not only their lives but mine as well. One of my protege's graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Psychology and is now a councilor for at risk youth. Another, who became student body President, is an LVN going to school to become an RN. My 3rd protege, who was a foster child, is now a foster parent herself. None of the young ladies would have made these accomplishments without EYG. I too have benefited from EYG. As a Software Engineering Department Manager at a large Aerospace company, my passion for mentoring, along with my experience with EYG, provided the experience that has allowed me to lead the mentoring program where I work. I have received awards at work because of my leadership in the area of mentoring. EYG has made a huge difference in the lives of many inner city youth.

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As a Software Engineering Department Manager at a large Aerospace company, my passion for mentoring, along with my experience with EYG, provided the experience that has allowed me to lead the mentoring program where I work. I have received awards at work because of my leadership in the area of mentoring. I continue to stay in contact with my protege's. I will be one of their mentors for life. I told them that when I first met them and I intend to meet that committment.

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In addition to the once a week mentoring sessions I would like to see academic tutoring added to the program. This, of course, might cost.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I was a mentor to 3 young ladies that were in the EYG program. .