The Gamma Zeta Boule' Foundation (GZBF), is launching the 2013/14 edition of their award winning LAMP Mentor Program.
Please access the following link for a video presentation of the program: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RISnr7DgQA&feature=youtube.
Gamma Zeta Boule' Foundation has built a program for high school-aged African-American males to gain access to a cross-section of professionals from financial services, philanthropy, government, medicine, law enforcement, the arts, African-American culture and history, among other arenas. The primary goal of the ten (10) month program is to infuse these fertile minds with valuable knowledge and information that they can use to further their own educational careers.
The program takes place the third Saturday of each month, from September to June, and locations rotate around the Pasadena area. Venues have included the Pasadena Museum of History, Art Center College of Design, Caltech, Huntington Library, Pasadena Police Heliport, Huntington Hospital, etc. The goal is to introduce the young men to as many local institutions as possible, expanding their knowledge base and opening up their minds to career opportunities.
In addition, we have held several "College Information Sessions" (featuring Morehouse, Howard, Hampton, and Marist), providing the students and parents with an opportunity to learn more about the college admissions process and financial aid. The LAMP sessions begin, promptly, at 8:30 am, with a continental breakfast, and end at noon, with lunch. The program is free to students and parents. At the end of the ten-month program, we have a reception, honoring graduating seniors and rewarding them with scholarship support for college. There are no geographic restrictions. LAMP participants come from Pasadena, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Inland Empire, South Bay and Bakersfield!
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The following requirements exist for entry into the LAMP Mentor Program: high school-aged African-American males, grades 9-12, who want to attend and graduate from the college or university of their choice.
Applicants, along with a parent/guardian, are required to have an interview, confirming their commitment to the program. Shirt, tie and dress shoes required for all LAMP sessions.