Each week 1,300 middle school students choose to participate in Los Angeles Team Mentoring's (LATM) weekly after-school mentoring program, TeamWorks, where they have the opportunity to connect with one or more trusted adults in a safe environment. With the guidance and support of their mentors, LATM youth have proven to have higher self-esteem, cooperation with peers and adults, GPA’s, school engagement, and graduation rates.
LATM thanks and recognizes students who successfully complete the program year by rewarding each child with a prize during our year-end celebration. Students work to earn their prize through great attendance and positive contributions to their team throughout the year. Rewarding positive behavior is essential to youth’s development as research shows that student incentives can further motivate and preserve youth engagement—especially for youth participating in out-of-school time programs.
Our goal is to ensure each child leaves our year-end celebration with a prize in-hand and proud of all they have accomplished throughout the year. With 11 school sites and serving over 1,300 students, this can be a bit of a challenge, BUT with your help we know we can reach our goal!
All gift cards will be used to award students with perfect to nearly perfect attendance!
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NOTE: This drive is specific to gift cards, however, if you wish to make an alternate in-kind or monetary donation, please reach out to Melissa Unda at email@example.com. To learn more about LATM, please visit us at www.latm.org!