Educating Young Minds outshines other mentoring programs through its tutoring services providing college prep for at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Since the ’60s and the Civil Rights movement, there’s been a great deal of talk, but not a lot of meaningful action when it comes to providing mentoring programs or tutoring services that create equal opportunity in education for minorities, children of color, and at-risk youth.
How do children, many of whom have little family support structure, break free from generations of poverty, find encouragement, guidance, inspiration, and the knowledge that can open doors to a life beyond their wildest dreams? EYM’s mentoring programs for at-risk youth have produced unparalleled results in the lives of at-risk youth. 85% of kids participating in EYM mentoring programs have gone on to graduate from 4-year colleges and universities. Cheryl sat down with found Angeles Echols to learn more.
Angeles Echols-Brown, a graduate of Cornell University, and a community leader began her career as a teacher in Los Angeles, CA. Angeles is known and respected by the Mayor, the Chief of Police as a community leader. Angeles is beloved and adored by thousands of kids whose lives she has helped transform. Educating Young Minds has transformed the lives of over 4000 children through education, inspiration, love, mentoring, encouragement, fostering dreams. 82% of EYM graduates have gone on to graduate from four-year universities, including Ivy League schools.
What can Angeles and EYM teach our leaders, and our educators about action, instead of talk without change that has plagued the education of our kids for generations?
What began as an after-school tutoring program for a couple of kids in Angeles Echols’ one-room apartment over thirty years ago has become the most successful program of its kind anywhere. EYM has 23 teachers that work tirelessly to encourage kids, inspire them to dream, and believe they can build a better life for themselves and their communities.
Educating Young Minds is a non-profit which operates solely upon the donations of it supporters including individuals. Learn more about how you can help, or how the EYM on line All Access program could change the lives of kids in your community.
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