We believe a relatable story can change a student’s outlook on the value of education on their path to prosperity.
That’s why we partner with schools and organizations to help empower youth to build their confidence by teaching the art of storytelling. Our program model is designed to provide middle and high school students with the necessary tools that will help them find their voices, own who they are, and become college and career ready.
Some of Our PLUS ME Student Stories
How We Make A Difference
A simple activity can make a big difference in how students view themselves and the outside world. See how PLUS ME’s proven methodologies get young minds activated and engaged ready to seize the opportunities they encounter.
PLUS ME wins UCLA Social Enterprise Academy
Our team took home 1st place in UCLA’s Social Enterprise Academy this Spring. This program recruits 10 nonprofits each year and pairs them up with UCLA undergrads over a 5-month period to design a business plan for a revenue generating venture. PLUS ME pitched our Your Story Matters personal narrative journals and won the $15,000 grand prize.
Christine LaPorte is a high school math teacher from San Diego who believes in our mission and has supported our work since 2015. Learn more about the other individuals, foundations, and companies who support our work.