Educating Young Minds began 25 years ago with two students in a tiny apartment. That was the beginning of Angeles Echols-Brown’s dream, Educating Young Minds (EYM).
EYM is now a thriving, colorful 12,000 square-foot center with a state of the art computer lab and 30 teachers and administrative staff. EYM has served more than 3,700 children in Los Angeles with home school, after school tutorial, college scholarships, counseling and mentoring programs. EYM takes a holistic approach working to empower parents and to build each students’ self- esteem within each of these programs.
An EYM grad Taylor Onouye shares: “I remember having unsatisfactory grades and a negative attitude…Today I can proudly say that I am an eleventh grade honor roll student with a 3.8 GPA… I was once surly and sulky and now I can stand before an audience and give a speech with confidence… EYM is my second home, my school and my safe haven.”
Now EYM has an opportunity serve more students in the local community with The Chase Community Giving Contest. EYM has a chance to win up to $250,000. The contest is based on online votes on Facebook, Chasegiving.com for Chase customers or you can vote by going to www.educatingyoungminds.org.
This grant could mean increased sustainability for EYM and its students. Ms. Echols’ dream to increase the high school and college graduation rates could become a reality one graduate at a time.
EYM is asking that you vote now! The contest ends September 19th, 12am EST (9pm PST).
(Chase customers can also earn double votes at www.chasegiving.com.)
For more details, about the organization call (213) 487- 2310 or visit www.educatingyoungminds.org