For the 2016-2017 academic year, MPYD assisted 15 seniors on their journey to graduation. MPYD is excited to announce that all 15 seniors graduated with their class, all 15 were accepted into a higher education program, and all 15 received scholarships from MPYD and external supporters of the program.

The 2017 graduates accepted offers from schools such as the University of La Verne, Cal State Northridge, University of Nebraska, Dixie State, UCLA, Pasadena City College, and USC. Also, the graduates received scholarships from supporters such as the All Ways Up Foundation, Helen Goodman and the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), and athletic scholarships from their respective colleges.

MPYD Staff and Graduates with the PUSD Board of Education

On June 22, 2017, MPYD staff and the graduates attended the monthly Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education meeting to share the graduates’ success stories.

The graduates thanked the board for their help and support during the school year, and concluded their presentation by announcing which college they would be attending in the fall, and what they plan to major in. It was an extraordinary event which allowed the community to support and share in the success of the graduates.

The 2016-2017 academic year was a memorable experience for MPYD and its students. We had the opportunity of participating in events such as the Black History Parade, the Altadena Sherriff’s food and toy drive, the Historical Black College Expo, and an education breakfast meeting with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (N.O.B.L.E)

MPYD Staff and students with Superior Court Judge of Los Angeles County Michael D. Carter

The students also participated in recreational activities throughout the school year, such as Paintball, visiting the Los Angeles Grammy Museum, and K1 Speed Go Kart Racing. As we prepare for the 2017-2018 academic year, we are looking forward to another successful year of changing lives through mentoring and building real men.



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