A Mentoring Program Helps East LA Kids Shoot for the Stars

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LA Unified has an extraordinary drop-out rate, especially among black and Latino students.  Fewer than half get past the 9th grade.  But the Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School in East LA is an exception.  Although 75% of the students’ families fall below the poverty line—100% make it through high school, and go on to college. 



  • Roberta Brinton - Professor of molecular pharmacology and toxicology at USC


Warren Olney


Sonya Geis, Dan Konecky