• Don't miss the inspiring Erin Gruwell of the Freedom Writers at SCHOLARS DAY 2016

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    Name: Don't miss the inspiring Erin Gruwell of the Freedom Writers at SCHOLARS DAY 2016
    Date: June 11, 2017
    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
    Event Description:

    Did you know… Only 9% of low- income students receive their college degree by their mid 20’s compared to 77% of their high-income peers? Since 2010, over 89% of OJS graduates have received a college degree within 6 yrs. of HS graduation or are still persisting.

    At Operation Jump Start believe that a college education is one of the surest ways to break the cycle of poverty. By providing long-term services and resources that support the WHOLE student, we are creating an environment where students can triumph over their circumstances, succeed in school, and thrive in their lives. 

    The 2016 Scholars Day Breakfast honors the 2016 Operation Jump Start high school graduates for the years they have worked with their OJS mentors and staff, for the challenges they have faced, for dreams awakened, and for the courage they have found to reach for and achieve more than what society says they will. The 2016 Keynote Speaker will be Erin Gruwell of the Freedom Writers. Gruwell’s work with at-risk students speaks directly to our mission. 

    By supporting the 2016 Operation Jump Start Scholars Day Breakfast, you are allowing nearly 400 high-risk, low-income youth to receive the academic support, mentoring guidance, and world exposure that Operation Jump Start programming provides year-round. 

    We help students get in, stay in, and graduate from college. Please join us in our mission to help first generation youth achieve greatness through higher education. 

    More info. online; 562-988-2131

    Long Beach Yacht Club: 6201 E Appian Way Long Beach CA 90803
    Date/Time Information:
    9:30am: Guest Registration
    10am-12pm: Breakfast and Celebration
    Contact Information:
    Yanira Losoya, Communications and Development Manager
    $50 per ticket
    $500 per table
    $1,000-$25,000 sponsorship levels
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