The Quality of Life Center, Inc. and approximately 1,000 guest honored local students from the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) during the 5th Annual Bright Futures Scholars Graduation and Awards Luncheon on Sunday, June 6 at the Pasadena Convention Center.
The Bright Futures Scholars Support Program, now in its seventh year, provides leadership development, as well as personal mentoring to local middle school and high school accelerating achievers, including many with economic challenges. Carefully selected mentors encourage and provide avenues for these scholars to climb above the challenges and focus on improving their quality of life.
Program participants represent eleven local schools and are required to attend monthly televised meetings taped for airing four times weekly on Public Access television.
In addition, scholars maintain a website and a newsletter that is circulated throughout San Gabriel Valley in public and private schools. The programs created by Dr. Sandra Thomas, Dean of Scholars and CEO of the Quality of Life Center, Inc. stated, "The program is designed to fill a particular gap in the educational system."