Neighbors Empowering Youth(N.E.Y.) hosts their annual Awards Ceremony “Thanking you for being a Great Neighbor!” Altadena, California, August 27, 2014 5:30PM – 7:30PM, 2662 Fair Oaks Avenue
Neighbors Empowering Youth(NEY) will give a presentation of its current programs that address problems of juvenile delinquency and high school dropouts at its unique Computer Technology Center. N.E.Y’s programs empower at risk youth by giving them the academic skills they need to succeed in school and marketable skills to be successful in life. Featured speakers for the event are Michael Lattimore, Southern California Edison(SCE) and David Brinza, Jet Propulsion Laboratory(JPL). Invited Guests include, Congressman Adam Schiff, LA County Supervisor, Michael Antonovich, Pasadena Council members Jackie Robinson and John Kennedy, Pasadena Unified School District President and Vice President, Principals from all the local high schools and several community organizations serving youth. Honorees include Ontic, division of BBA Aviation, Edward Paul Bryant Fund, Lockheed Martin, Parsons, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory personnel.
Neighbors Empowering Youth (NEY) is a non-profit organization based in Altadena, CA. Our organization addresses the problems of juvenile delinquency and high school dropouts through our unique Computer Technology Center that empowers under-served youth, by giving them the academic skills they need to succeed in school and marketable skills to be successful in life. This training and mentoring is raising the self-esteem of many who were at risk of falling behind, and both encouraging and equipping them to dream realistically bigger dreams for themselves..
In the sixteen short years since its founding, Neighbors empowering Youth has played a major role in the transformation of Northwest Pasadena and West Altadena from communities with too many unproductive, unsupervised youth with too much time on their hands to get into trouble, to providing these youth with valuable training programs, mentors, skills and structured education. N.E.Y’s EDGE Project (Educated, Dedicated, Gifted & Empowered) offers a balance of academic support, technology enrichment classes, community service events and activities, college scholarship and internship opportunities. It’s a recipe for successful workplace readiness and preparation for future achievement! Our computer repair, graphic design and robotics programs are designed around project-based learning and stress the importance of team building, leadership skills, community projects and creative expression. By stimulating both their creative and critical thinking skills, the EDGE program helps students discover their passion for technology and places them on a college bound track. EDGE students go on to be successful in high school and focus on lifelong learning. Come and see what we do and meet some of the students!!! N.E.Y is home of the US First Robotics Team 2404!