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PLUS ME Project inspires and encourages students to discover their potential by sharing personal narratives from relatable role models.
PLUS ME Project is a Los Angeles based nonprofit organization that was launched by Richard Reyes in July of 2013. While earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Critical Theory/Social Justice from Occidental College, he began sharing his journey of becoming the first in his family to attend college with local middle and high school students. After visiting over 70 schools and conducting research in the nonprofit landscape of student-centered motivational speaking programs, the need was clear. A narrative-based outreach program to students could satisfy a great need in Los Angeles. Thus, PLUS ME was formed.
We specialize in inspiring and encouraging students to discover their potential by sharing personal narratives from relatable role models. Our model is designed to relate to, motivate, and educate students by showing Proof Learners Ultimately Succeed with Motivation and Education (PLUS ME). We believe every student has a story that matters, has the potential to be successful, and should have access to relatable role models. Our overall vision is for every student to have the opportunity to develop and articulate their own personal story in preparation for college and career advancement.
Over the past five years, our student and parent engagement programs have reached over 75,000 individuals from over 200 school sites throughout Los Angeles County.