Members of the LA Sentinel editorial department pose with students from the LA Clippers mentor program. (Mesyiah E. McGinnis/ L.A. Sentinel)
The Los Angeles Sentinel welcomed 18 young men to the Sentinel office on July 19 as a part of the LA Clippers Mentorship Assist Zone Program that caters to at-risk youth.
According to the official NBA website, the Mentorship Assist Zone is “[partners] with local youth organizations to lend an assist with community based mentorship initiatives. Our program supports all youth mentorship, with special emphasis on organizations serving in underserved communities and young men of color.”
(Mesyiah E. McGinnis/ L.A. Sentinel)
The boys ranged from ages 13-17 and represented the organizations Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, Concerned Black Men, Children’s Collective and Brotherhood Crusade. They were given a presentation about the 85 year history of the newspaper and in debt tour of the office by LA Sentinel and Taste of Soul team members Nicole Williams and Lauren Brazile. The young men were given a presentation  about life in the newspaper business in terms of networking and work ethic.