Cypress Park Mentoring Program
3311 N. Figueroa
The Cypress Park Mentoring Program is a small but powerful mentoring program that matches community members with middle school youth based in northeast Los Angeles. We identify at least 25 middle school students from Nightingale Middle School each year & match them with adult volunteers who provide leadership, friendship, and academic guidance. Mentors meet weekly for one hour with their students in one-on-one settings at the school. We go on field trips throughout the year, and we receive the full support of the Nightingale counseling staff. We are funded by a 3-year federal Department of Justice Grant, and our goal is to be self-sufficiently funded by 2005. Our mission: to give each child a trusted friend.