The Shops at Montebello recently recognized 24 local Montebello Unified School District students who completed a three-week We Care For Youth program meant to offer ”real life training to prepare them to enter the workforce.”
The 24 students were honored at an Achievement Ceremony held at The Shops at Montebello on Thursday, March 30, to celebrate the program. Those recognized included eleven students who were awarded scholarships. Special guest speakers included the City of Montebello Mayor, Vivian Romero, and KIIS-FM 102.7 on-air talent, "Manny on the Streetz."
Six $250 scholarships to the following students: Alexis Martinez from Community Day School ; Jose Sanchez from Bell Gardens High School; Anthony Sanchez and Viviana Saucedo from Montebello High School; Alicia Loaiza and Michelle Amezcua from Schurr High School
The Friends of Montebello Unified School District awarded five (5) $250 scholarships to the following students: Edgar Rodriguez and Edgar Pelayo from Montebello High School Alma Sanchez, Melanie Maldonado and Cynthia Rodela from Schurr High School
"The Shops at Montebello is honored to play a role in connecting local youth with community partners and ultimately providing them with real world training and preparedness," said Marida Petitjean, director of marketing and business development at The Shops at Montebello. "Celebrating another year with the We Care For Youth program, in partnership with the Montebello Unified School District, is a proud milestone for both our organizations."
Through the We Care for Youth program, a limited number of juniors and seniors attend two-hour sessions Monday through Thursday at The Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Rosemead for three weeks. During the sessions, which were taught by instructors Kenneth Seto and Estela Peregrina, attendees dressed in business attire and learned the best way to apply for a job, how to manage time effectively and how to professionally work with customers.