Holding on to the Future Chapbook
The book you hold in your hand is the result of the continued partnership among 826LA, Paramount Pictures, and students from schools on the Helen Bernstein High School campus. For a fourth year, 826LA was invited to partner once again with the Paramount Pictures Kindergarten to Cap & Gown mentorship program. Through this program, employees from Paramount Pictures have provided more than 10,000 hours of mentoring to 500 students at Helen Bernstein High School, Le Conte Junior High School, and Santa Monica Boulevard Community Charter School and STEM Academy over the last 10 years. By designing lesson plans and leading sessions, 826LA supported Paramount mentors as they connected with their students through storytelling. The results of those sessions, the experiences shared and the connections made, are the stories found in this book.