• My Friend Malika - The Power Of Mentorship

    Today's blog post is brought to you by Pepperdine student Katie Conklin. Her powerful story of her friend Malika illustrates the power of the SEA program. Thank you, Katie!   My friend Malika is 11 years old.My friend Malika loves to play ...

    Continue reading
  • Pepperdine Blog Posts

    A PR class at Pepperdine has been supplying us with some beautiful blog posts for class assignments. The first one we will feature is from Anna Milton. Enjoy!   If Only You Had the Chance The dreaded red “R.” Redo. Middle School...

    Continue reading
  • Samaje

    As January comes to a close, we're receiving a lot of feedback about how our SEA students are doing. Samaje, a 7th grader, wrote that the SEA program has helped him get his homework done and focus more in class! We hope he keeps improving in his ...

    Continue reading
  • New Members

    Both SEA student Yanellie and her mentor Jake are new to our program. Here's a picture of them hard at work. They've made a great team so far and both have high hopes for success throughout the year. Welcome! ...

    Continue reading
  • Winter SEA Meeting/Party

    Who said school was all work and no play? We've been hosting our annual winter meetings and parties at some SEA locations. Spending time going over the schedule for the second half of the school year, sharing important announcements, and getting to ...

    Continue reading
  • What's Next

    Now that winter break is over, our mentors and students are back in the classroom. We're super excited for the second half of the school year, and we're ready to do some great work in the upcoming months. We've got some great events planned! For now,...

    Continue reading
  • SEA Students Study Hard

    SEA students like William, a 7th grader in Malibu, spend hours upon hours studying to improve their grades. Here, we have a picture of William as he does his homework. That's one big textbook! ...

    Continue reading
  • School's Out!

    Winter break is here, but that didn't stop 7th grader Nicte Ha from having a good time with her mentor, Fatima. With their last study session of 2017, these two got a bit creative and enjoyed a good laugh at our Pico Rivera site. ...

    Continue reading
  • Thank You Jay

    Jay Marisca Gietzalt is leaving her position as the Vice President of the AGS Honor Society at Santa Monica College. The Emily Shane Foundation is delighted to have a positive and supportive relationship with AGS, and we are grateful for their ...

    Continue reading
  • The Whole Team Works Hard

    Both our SEA students and mentors work hard during study sessions. At the North Park Academy for the Arts in Pico Rivera, everyone buckles down and gets their studying done. We've received lots of good test, paper, and homework grades so far this ...

    Continue reading