Honoring the Class of 2018 at the 9th Annual High School Filipina/x/o Graduation of San Diego

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2018

San Diego, CA – The Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP) is hosting its 9th High School Filipina/x/o Graduation of San Diego (HS FilGrad). The celebration will take place on Saturday, June 2 at the Logan Heights Branch Library.

HS FilGrad is an event that recognizes the achievements of all San Diego high school Filipina/x/o graduating seniors. Class of 2018 graduates interested in participating may find our registration page here:

https://tinyurl.com/filgrad2018registration

".. FilGrad was such an amazing experience for me because I actually felt appreciated for my accomplishments in high school from others… Thank you KAMP and FilGrad for this wonderful experience."
Mariel Velicaria
2015 FilGrad Participant

We are extremely excited to be entering our 9th year of HS FilGrad. It is always such an honor to recognize these talented students and to send them off into the next phase of their lives with a commencement ceremony done Filipina/x/o style!

We thank the San Diego community for their ever-present support in this event.

If you would like to help celebrate our students by making a donation, you may find our donation form here: https://tinyurl.com/donatefilgrad2018If you would like to volunteer and/or invite us to make an informational presentation about the event, please contact us at kampsd@gmail.com.

KAMP is fiscally sponsored by Asian Pacific Islander Community Actions (APICA).

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Contact:
Heidi Dotimas
HS FilGrad Committee 2018

Email:
kampsd[@]gmail[.]com

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Celebrating 10 Years of the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program

For Immediate Release: September 6, 2017

Celebrating 10 Years of the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program

San Diego, CA – The Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP) will be celebrating its 10th year of empowering San Diego Filipino American youth in exploring their history, culture, and identity. KAMP’s 10th Birthday Jam will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm at the Community Hall of the United Domestic Workers of America AFSCME Local 3930.

In 2007, KAMP informally started as a group of college students and recent graduates who shared a common vision: to forge relationships with Filipinx American youth in San Diego County and build critical knowledge about their identities, history, and culture. KAMP’s founders hosted sala talks (open living room discussions) and realized that many youth lacked basic knowledge of Filipinx American Studies. KAMP grew when it began to partner with local Filipino language teachers and visit their classrooms. At its height, KAMP served 200 students annually at six different high schools and middle schools throughout San Diego County. Not only does KAMP create dynamic learning spaces in classrooms, but it also offers educational workshops for the general community and other Filipino American organizations.

KAMP’s 10th Birthday Jam will honor the many mentors – from its founders, former and current volunteers, partner teachers, and students – who have made these past ten years possible. The evening will feature a keynote address by Dr. Jason Magabo Perez, the author of two hybrid collections of poems, fictions and essays, a chapbook, and a full-length debut book, This is for the mostless (WordTech Editions, 2017). Youth hip hop crew Cypher State will also perform.

For tickets and sponsorship information, please visit www.tinyurl.com/KAMP10tix.

Contact: kampsd@gmail.com

KAMP’s mission is to foster an educational program in and out of the classroom that develops critical thinking skills and primarily focuses on the study of Filipino and Filipino American culture, history and identity in order to pursue social justice.

Asian Pacific Islander Community Actions (APICA), KAMP’s fiscal sponsor, provides a space for grassroots, community member led projects strengthening the lives and stories of Asian Pacific Islander (API) Americans in California.

 

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