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L.A.M.P. Mentor Program Scholarship Interviews

L.A.M.P. Mentor Program Scholarship Interviews

Over two weekends in April 2020 during the COVID-19 experience of social distancing, I was privileged to be among four panelists who conducted virtual interviews for scholarships with a total of nine (9) graduating L.A.M.P. Mentor Program mentees. This was a completely exhilarating experience. Each of the students came to the virtual meeting properly dressed …

GZBF Goes Virtual in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

GZBF Goes Virtual in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. On April 16, 2020, GZBF’s Board of Directors held a virtual/online meeting to discuss how GZBF’s award winning L.A.M.P. Mentor Program could be optimized to best serve its mentees in light of the federal, state, county and city mandates surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. It progressed without …

L.A.M.P. Mentor Program Provides Mock Interview Session

L.A.M.P. Mentor Program Provides Mock Interview Session

The main topic for the January 2020 GZBF’s L.A.M.P. Mentor Program activity was “Mock Interviews.” Since the inception of the L.A.M.P. Mentor Program, this subject has been one of the most popular sessions with students. GZBF recognizes that many students will soon be new entrants into the job market and they may lack experience in …

UCLA commit John Humphrey’s (GZBF LAMP Program Mentee’s) reputation for sticky coverage a gift for Pasadena Muir

UCLA commit John Humphrey’s (GZBF LAMP Program Mentee’s) reputation for sticky coverage a gift for Pasadena Muir

John Humphrey, a GZBF LAMP Mentee, was recently featured in the Los Angeles Times for his outstanding athleticism. John, a Senior at John Muir High School, has received a full athletic scholarship to play football at UCLA. Equally important, John and the entire Humphrey family of boys have been consistent GZBF LAMP Program participants over …

Boulé Scholars Network Conference Reflections

Boulé Scholars Network Conference Reflections

This past June, I was fortunate enough to spend a weekend in San Antonio, TX attending the Boulé Scholars Network Conference. At the conference, I, along with six other young men from across the country, participated in various workshops focused on teaching professional and leadership skills. For example, we participated in a business etiquette workshop …

GZBF’s 2019-2020 LAMP Mentor Program Begins

GZBF’s 2019-2020 LAMP Mentor Program Begins

GZBF’s LAMP Mentor Program began its 2019-20 year with a stellar event. On August 24, 2019, we gathered at Fleming’s Restaurant and Wine Bar for an Orientation for all Mentees and the parents of new Mentees. During the Orientation we focused on the expectations of the LAMP Mentor Program towards its Mentees and the parents …

LAMP Mentor Program Holiday Alumni Reunion and Toy Drive

LAMP Mentor Program Holiday Alumni Reunion and Toy Drive

Our next LAMP event is the Annual Holiday GZBF LAMP Mentor Program Alumni Reunion and Toy Drive. It will occur on December 15, 2018, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the home of Drs. Maurice and Dawn Cashie Hale. This event will feature a panel discussion by GZBF LAMP Mentor Program Alumni, who will …

LAMP Mentor Program Update

LAMP Mentor Program Update

In November, we had a very meaningful and informative event. On November 17, the LAMP Mentor Program and the Good Man Movement met at Polytechnic School Upper School Library. We had a discussion of the theme for the 2019 Luncheon and watched the movie BlackKKKlansman. For most of the young men, this was their first …