Over 60 community members volunteered their time to help us raise mentors from south Santa Barbara county. We were able to raise over 90 potential mentors, totaling over 4,700 hours pledged to work with our youth! Below are some pictures, taken by our fabulous photographer, Carolyn Newstrom, who volunteered her time to help us document this! More pictures can be found at: SmugMug. Thanks so much again to Venoco, Inc. and the Hutton Foundation for making this event possible!!
Our phone answerers were mentors, board members, and other giving members of the community.
Looking out over the event!
Part of the tireless and amazing KEYT crew!
Paula Lopez interviewed Mentor Lisa, with her mentee, and Magda Arroyo, the Director of the Westside Boys and Girls club. Lisa and her mentee spend time at the Club doing many activities.
She also interviewed mentors Katya and Andrea, and the two sisters that they mentor.
Beth Farnsworth interviewed the Chair of the CADA Board, Fred Clough, and the Chair of the Fighting Back Steering Committee, Peter MacDougall.
Beth also interviewed Marybeth Carty: a mentor, Mentor Program task force member, and Community Relations Coordinator for Venoco, Inc.
SB Police Chief Cam Sanchez; me; the Project Director of Fighting Back, Penny Jenkins; and Mentor Program Director, Ed Cue.