Applied Scholastics™ News Bulletin #21
Youth Mentoring Program Opens in Hollywood
Officially opened on March 13th, 1997, the Hollywood Education and Literacy Project (HELP) was welcomed with the presentation of a check from the State of California for $90,000 before a group of over 150 people attending the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard’s Hollywood Walk of Fame. This money is in aid of the collaborative efforts of I HELP, the Police Activities League (PAL) and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Jeopardy Program for their joint efforts in providing a youth mentoring program.
Governor Pete Wilson, speaking at a press conference in Los Angeles about the grants, said “Nothing will have a more profound impact upon the future of California and the quality of children’s lives than to guide our young people along a course that will fully prepare them to assume their places as citizens and leaders of tomorrow.”
The grant, part of the 53.6 million dollars being given in Community Challenge Grants over the next three years in California, will be used to help youth in Hollywood to gain the skills needed to be successful in school and in their chosen careers.
This unique project consists of volunteers trained in the break-through study technology developed by humanitarian and educator, L. Ron Hubbard, who regularly come to HELP to tutor youth in reading, basic math and study skills.
According to the President of HELP, Kinder Hunt, “HELP, the Hollywood Police Activities League, Jeopardy, and other local outreach and community programs and businesses are working together to utilize and expand our resources to aid the youth of Hollywood. Governor Wilson has recognized this collaborative as a viable and necessary means to assist inner city and at-risk youth. Education and literacy are at the forefront of the concerns among Americans today.1
“It takes brilliant imagination to be a teacher, it takes brilliant reasoning power to be happy in this world. If all children were taught to reason as they learned a few facts, they would have what nature intended them to have, a better castle for their defense.” L. Ron Hubbard Education, Literacy & Civilization