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.