Gamma Zeta Boule Foundation Hosts LAMP Mentor Awards Luncheon

Published : Monday, June 12, 2017 | 8:37 PM

The Gamma Zeta Boulé Foundation (GZBF), hosted its annual LAMP Mentor Program luncheon on June 4, 2017 at the University Club of Pasadena, honoring the LAMP Mentor Class of 2017 before a packed house of family members, friends and supporters.

Noted International Leadership Coach/Motivational Speaker and Author Ramsey Jay, Jr., the keynote speaker, gave an inspiring presentation on the importance of “Empowering Dreamers to Become Achievers.” Roland Bynum, respected educator and popular weekend host at KJLH 102.3 FM Radio Free was the Master of Ceremonies.

Judy Chu, U.S. Representative for California’s Thirty-second Congressional District, Chris Holden, Assemblymember for California Assembly District 41, Anthony Portantino, California State Senator, 25th District, John Kennedy, Pasadena City Councilmember for District 3 and Tyron Hampton, Pasadena City Councilmember for District 1 were among the many elected officials who made a special appearance at the reception before the luncheon and presented the students with proclamations and certificates.

Ramata Franklin, a senior at Maranatha High School in Pasadena was the recipient of the Taryn Lisa Johnson Scholarship. This special scholarship, established by businesswoman and philanthropist Genita Johnson, is awarded to a deserving young lady each year to assist with college expenses. Ms. Franklin will be attending the University of Southern California.

The eight male honorees, Myles Bailey, Bruce Dennis, Sean Espinosa, Lionel Humphrey III, Dylan – Larue Dillard, Angelo LeRoi, Gabriel St. Andrew and Rodney Wagner, Jr., local San Gabriel Valley area high school students, are graduates of the award-winning GZBF LAMP Mentor Program. They will be attending such schools as Boston College, San Francisco State University, Lake Forest College, Berklee College of Music, and Pasadena City College.

The LAMP Mentor Program is a ten-month curriculum that lasts from September to June and focuses on soft-skill training with an emphasis on Leadership, Achievement, Management and Professionalism (LAMP). Successful completion of the program allows the students to compete for the awards.

The program is available to male high school students (grades nine through twelve) who want to attend and graduate from the college or university of their choice. There is no cost to the students or their parents.

For additional information about the LAMP Mentor Program, please visit





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