• Carla Borella

Congratulations to our 2020 Mentor Me Learning graduates!



We could not be prouder of our students for meeting weekly with us from November- May, and for each developing their own unique action-projects.  Our students were so committed & engaged in our leadership program that there was a 90% attendance record for all students – with no one missing more than 4 of our 27 Saturday meetings.


Thanks to our students’ community outreach, we were able to build new relationships for Mentor Me Learning – connecting MML to leadership at companies like LA Galaxy, Blizzard Entertainment, Oakmont Senior Living, and Drains to Ocean.  This is just to mention a few.


Throughout the summer we will be sharing all our student stories – highlighting their action-projects and different journeys– but for now, check out our teaser below.



Kaito

8th Grader, Long Beach.

Led a career discovery interview with a music composer + produced an original music composition to accompany a documentary.











Jonathan

8th grader, Huntington Beach.

Led a career discovery interview with one of his favorite authors + writing his own novel based on his great-grandparents WW II letters (letters he is translating from French).









Joyce

10th grader, Irvine.

Led a discovery interview with her favorite youtube artist + partnering with a local muralist and New Alternatives Group Home to design and paint her first mural.










Olivia

8th grader, Huntington Beach.

Led two discovery interviews, one with a local psychologist and the other with a lifeguard + partnering with Oakmont Senior Center and Care Connections to create a legacy storytelling project with the local elderly community.








Carter

10th grader, Huntington Beach.

Led a discovery interview with Executive Director of Drains to Ocean + writing & publishing an environmental education children’s book.










Gabriel

7th Grader, Huntington Beach.

Led two discovery interviews - one with the head coach of LA Galaxy and the other with LA Galaxy’s Director of Operations + partnering with Sowers Middle School and Waste Not OC to reduce local food waste and serve the local food insecure.







Angel

8th Grader, Santa Ana – plans to interview a local musician + donated 240 masks and hand sanitizers to GGUSD food service workers at Irvine Intermediate and Fitz Elementary School.










Great work everyone!