2018 Year In Review

PLUS ME's 10 Highlights From 2018


Bethanee Epifani shares a memorable moment from 2018.
PLUS ME's Board VP and President accepting our grant at St. John Foundation's holiday gala.   2. We received capacity building grants from the Joseph Drown Foundation, St. John Foundation, and LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis's Office to help us expand our impact in Los Angeles.

PLUS ME's Board VP and President accepting our grant at St. John Foundation's holiday gala.

2. We received capacity building grants from the Joseph Drown Foundation, St. John Foundation, and LA County Supervisor Hilda Solis's Office to help us expand our impact in Los Angeles.

Semifinalist: Richard Reyes, Executive Director, PLUS ME Project (http://www.theplusmeproject.org/) Fast Pitch, Thursday 22d March 2018 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles. For more information on Social Venture Partners LA & Fast Pitch, visit svpla.org.
#TeamPLUSME featuring current and former board members, presenters, and staff   4. In July, we celebrated our 5 year anniversary by launching our 5 Years. 5 Days. 5 Dollars. fundraising campaign. We received tremendous support from our donor community and celebrated our achievements via social media and with our team.

#TeamPLUSME featuring current and former board members, presenters, and staff

4. In July, we celebrated our 5 year anniversary by launching our 5 Years. 5 Days. 5 Dollars. fundraising campaign. We received tremendous support from our donor community and celebrated our achievements via social media and with our team.

5. Throughout 2018, we partnered with 24 organizations to support their youth with realizing their story matters. Richard Kuo shares one of his highlights working with one of our partners.

PLUS ME Volunteer, Dan, poses for a photo with a student at Bancroft Middle School after sharing his story to over 100 students   6. PLUS ME participated in LA County's 2nd District Capacity Building & Leadership Development program hosted by Community Partners and Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas. This program has strengthened our infrastructure and capacity to inspire more students.

PLUS ME Volunteer, Dan, poses for a photo with a student at Bancroft Middle School after sharing his story to over 100 students

6. PLUS ME participated in LA County's 2nd District Capacity Building & Leadership Development program hosted by Community Partners and Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas. This program has strengthened our infrastructure and capacity to inspire more students.

Highlights from our fundraiser in June at Brookside Club in Pasadena.
Over 24 volunteers shared their story at Linda Marquez High School in Huntington Park on #GivingTuesday   8. We successfully completed our #GivingTuesday 100 Volunteers. 100 Stories. campaign that recruited, trained, and supported 100 volunteers to share their personal stories with over 1,500 students on Giving Tuesday.

Over 24 volunteers shared their story at Linda Marquez High School in Huntington Park on #GivingTuesday

8. We successfully completed our #GivingTuesday 100 Volunteers. 100 Stories. campaign that recruited, trained, and supported 100 volunteers to share their personal stories with over 1,500 students on Giving Tuesday.

This notebook was given to over 500 students this year and we hope to put it in the hands of over 5,000 next year   9. Our team piloted our Your Story Matters notebooks that will be officially launched in 2019. These 100-page notebooks guide students through reflecting and writing their own personal narratives.

This notebook was given to over 500 students this year and we hope to put it in the hands of over 5,000 next year

9. Our team piloted our Your Story Matters notebooks that will be officially launched in 2019. These 100-page notebooks guide students through reflecting and writing their own personal narratives.

Bethanee supporting a student develop her narrative in our Storytellers PLUS ME program   10. We have been invited to join The Annenberg Foundation's Annenberg Alchemy Fundamentals program and UCLA's Social Enterprise Academy cohort in 2019!

Bethanee supporting a student develop her narrative in our Storytellers PLUS ME program

10. We have been invited to join The Annenberg Foundation's Annenberg Alchemy Fundamentals program and UCLA's Social Enterprise Academy cohort in 2019!


We look forward to 2019 and would like to thank everyone who helped make 2018 an unforgettable year for PLUS ME!

Richard Reyes