Los Angeles’ pioneering nonprofit organization guiding middle school students from challenging urban neighborhoods to reach their full potential and develop their leadership skills, on Communicy Council.
Immediately in the wake of the 1992 civil unrest, Los Angeles Team Mentoring (LATM) launched its first after-school mentoring program at Horace Mann Middle School, located just three miles from the epicenter of the Los Angeles Riots. Its team-based mentoring model, developed by the Princeton Center for Leadership, was instituted to train and encourage that leadership, the benefits of which have long been helping to modify the effects of gang activity, violence, poverty and high drop-out rates of young people.
William Figueroa,LATM’s Program Director
Maria Melton,LATM’s Executive Director