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 2013-14 school year saw the third "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.


Job Shadow Day

Paramount created a Job Shadow Day giving high school students in its Kindergarten to Cap & Gown program an opportunity to experience firsthand a typical studio workday.  Students start the morning with an orientation focused on business etiquette and then may join their Paramount mentors for meetings, conference calls, presentations and other work-related activities.  Students also attend sessions led by various Paramount executives on topics of interest.  The day ends with a luncheon at which each student is asked to make a 2-minute presentation about lessons learned while “on the jo

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.