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We are proud to support K-12 public education through Paramount's signature program, Kindergarten to Cap & Gown.

 

Kindergarten to Cap & Gown is Paramount's signature program that supports students through their educational experience, targeting three partner schools in Paramount's Los Angeles neighborhood:

  • Santa Monica Blvd. Community Charter School
  • Le Conte Middle School
  • Helen Bernstein High School

At the elementary school the focus is on literacy, pairing employee volunteers one on one with students to practice reading, spelling & grammar on a biweekly basis. Additionally, through the Friday Readers program, employee volunteers read aloud to K-3 classrooms on a weekly basis.

At the middle school level, employees and students meet for a monthly team mentoring program aimed at increasing school attendance, boosting self confidence and ultimately combating negative peer influences that often arise in early adolescence.

At the high school level, employees are paired with a local teen for both group and one-on-one bi-weekly mentoring sessions. The 2011-12 school year will see the first "class" of Kindergarten to Cap & Gown students graduate from high school. We are pleased to work with our non-profit partner, Youth Mentoring Connection, on our middle school and high school programs.

 

 

 

Mentees Celebrate the Season of Giving

Paramount's mentoring programs at both Le Conte Middle and Helen Bernstein High Schools celebrated the holidays with unique sessions.

Mentors and mentees at Le Conte Middle School held a multicultural holiday celebration, learning about holidays including Diwali, Chinese New Year, Ramadan, Kwanzaa and more. Using this new knowledge, they were then challenged to work in small teams to create and present their own new cultures.

College and Career Panel

What do I do after high school? This can be an overwhelming question for any high school student. During a recent mentoring session, Paramount employee mentors helped their mentees explore options. Mentors and mentees played icebreaker games asking each other questions about first jobs, college majors and more.