Paving pathways for local youths

The Everychild Foundation, joined by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Hollywood, came together April 29 at The Fairmont Miramar Resort in Santa Monica to award the organization’s 10th grant, totaling $1 million dollars, to The South Bay Center for Counseling’s Career Pathway Program-a jobs program that will serve 300 at-risk youth in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, City Controller Wendy Greuel, Deputy Mayor Aileen Adams and County Children’s Commissioner Carol Biondi also attended the event. “The work this organization has done has made a difference in someone’s life… and that is a true gift,” Yaroslavsky said in a press release.

Emcees for the night included Monica Horan Rosenthal of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and Lew Schneider, writer and producer for the show as well as the current show, “Men of a Certain Age.”

Also in attendance was Malibu resident Leonard Nimoy, who accompanied his wife, actress Susan Bay Nimoy.

The “Everychild Youth Career Pathway” program will engage 900 low-income, at-risk, out-of-school youth between 16 and 17 years old with information about career and educational opportunities. It will also prepare 300 of these youth for career pathways leading directly to living wage jobs in high growth industries through training and education.

The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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