Thank you Power4Youth

Pictured left to right: Sylvia & Daniela at the Power4Youth Halloween party 2019

For the past 20 years, Power4Youth faithfully served the Long Beach community through the program’s one-on-one mentoring with meeting sites across the community. Power4 Youth served over 500 mentor and mentee pairs, and fostered growth in students’ grades, interpersonal skills, and overall confidence. In December 2019, Power4Youth made the decision to end its programming and operations. Rose Park Neighborhood wants to thank Power4Youth for its long-time partnership and share a success story from Rose Park Resident and Power4Youth mentor, Sylvia Salcedo.

“Daniela and I met through Power4Youth in September 2016. I was assigned as her mentor and she my mentee. Since then, we have built a one-on-one relationship of support, trust, guidance and setting good intentions.  I believe it’s important for teens to have an adult, other than parents, to support them. My goal has always been to help Daniela grow intellectually and interpersonally.  Mentoring has been the catalyst to the self-confidence and esteem she has developed, and has contributed to her positive academic performance.  As a result, she’s very much interested in attending college to pursue a career as a nurse or physical therapist.  Helping her realize her potential has been fulfilling for me. I’m giving back to my community and have learned a lot about myself along the way.  I’m very thankful for Daniela’s trust and look forward to what I hope will be a lifelong friendship. Power4Youth was such a great and much needed program.  We were shocked and saddened to hear that it ended. We did not hesitate on making the decision to continue our mentor/mentee relationship.” – Sylvia Salcedo

Upon their closing, Power4Youth worked with local Mentoring Partners to transition students to other programs, so that the relationships that Power4Youth built continued to be fostered. 

What Builds our neighborhood

Voting! Starts Saturday goes until March 3rd! check out www.lavotes.net for locations – vote anywhere in LA County! That’s right…..anywhere!

The Coffee Walk at E7th & Temple – 7am Feb 19th. This is where we hand out coffee and say ‘good morning’

Post Oct 29th Recovery Team – Debrief Breakfast Feb 23rd….folks involved with the recovery and next steps get together and plan….maybe a block party…

All Hands on Deck Exhibit at Blackbird Cafe Starts last week of Feb goes for 3 months. Our work will be shown in PUBLIC! So exciting!

Moms for a Beautiful 10th Street Thurs March 5th afternoon in front of Willard – Focus how to use mobile phone for safety.

Big heART – March 20th….art, artists, All Fingers on Deck art session! Food, fun, more info to come!

We can’t write everything we are working on but this is the big stuff! We do all of these actions with significant input and support of partners – specifics will be forthcoming. Check in at our Facebook page!

It’s that time of year to join or renew membership – please do at this link.