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The mission of LATM is to guide middle school students growing up in challenging urban environments to recognize and reach their full potential as members of our community. Through a school-based team approach to mentoring, young adolescents are give... Read more
The mission of LATM is to guide middle school students growing up in challenging urban environments to recognize and reach their full potential as members of our community. Through a school-based team approach to mentoring, young adolescents are given the tools and support necessary to make positive choices during a critical period in their lives.
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Los Angeles Team Mentoring began its TeamWorks mentoring program in 1992 in response to the civil unrest in our city. TeamWorks is an innovative after-school mentoring program for middle school children in disadvantaged communities within the Los Angeles Unified School District. Currently serving 13 middle schools throughout the Great Los Angeles Area, TeamWorks fuses the strengths of traditional one-on-one mentoring with the power of group dynamics. Adult teams of mentors, comprised of teachers from the school, college students, and business/community volunteers, work with groups of 10-12 students, using an activity-based curriculum that focuses on leadership development, team building, self-esteem, health and wellness, conflict resolution, community service and cultural diversity.
by Destiny V. from New York, NY
I enjoyed every moment of being a mentor at Para Los Ninos through Los Angeles Team Mentoring. I got to bond with children and help them see things in a different way while hearing their opinions and thoughts as well. It was very rewarding and even though it was a weekly commitment, I loved it!