Today, July 31st, marks our 4th official birthday!
Here are 4 fun facts to celebrate:
1. Our first board meeting was in August 2013 with 6 members - all educators.
2. Our first presentation was at Hale MS in Woodland Hills in November 2013.
3. We have presented in 5 states (CA, NV, AZ, MD, VA).
4. 80% of our presenter team are first gen college graduates.
Thank you for being part of our journey and we look forward to celebrating more with you in the future.
In July, we had our first opportunity to share our mission with students and adults on the East Coast. We completed a 3-Day Storytellers PLUS program with the Youth Advisory Board students from After School All Stars (ASAS) in Washington D.C. These students represented the 19 cities ASAS supports including Houston, Honolulu, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Throughout this program, we supported their middle school students with developing and sharing parts of their own stories with each other.
After we completed our work in Washington, we visited Dent Education and worked with their summer cohort of entrepreneur youth in Baltimore, Maryland. Our founder, Richard, had the opportunity to share his journey on how he launched PLUS ME with these students.
As we near the end of our summer programming, we look forward to bringing our mission to more students throughout the country next summer!