Work and Impact
uplifting the underserved youth throughout Los Angeles
Disinvestment in youth and communities of color compels us to actively participate in policy, systems and environmental change.
What We Do
Our intention is to stem the tide of academic underachievement and career underrepresentation, which characterize minorities in our society through core programs that focus on youth mentoring and tutoring, college scholarship support, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. We offer an effective combination of volunteers and corporate partnerships, which has allowed us to build, sustain, and grow a staple of excellent programs that continue to change the lives of young students as well as address many socio-economic disparities facing minorities in our community.
We invest in underserved youth to create a better life for all of us.
$887,000 in scholarship awards with graduation rates that far exceed the national average.
69% of students in our Start-to-Finish Salute Scholars Program graduated in 4 years.
National Average for African American Males is 20%; NCES 2020
Over 95,000 total student exposure hours to date, including 100 hours of one-on-one mentoring given to 150 African American and Latinx youth each year.
Over 90% of participants report increased confidence in STEM content. 100% demonstrate increased knowledge of STEM careers and the utility of STEM studies.
Over 30,000 hours of volunteerism dedicated to youth of color in underserved communities.
Over 75% of new participants in our Marine Summer Science Program report having at least one first time experience. Including snorkeling, kayaking, and visiting the beach!
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College Scholarships to allow our students to thrive with financial support and mentorship
Our goal is to maximize college graduation rates for African American males, which is a problem. To date over $800,000 in scholarships has been awarded. With your support we’re able to annually give 100 students the financial resources to attend college, and provide individual mentorship, coaching, tutoring, and referral support to aid in their academic and professional success.