39th Annual Scholar Celebration Event

WATCH: 2021 Scholar Celebration

This year’s Scholars have demonstrated incredible resilience.

County Manager Mike Callagy, 2021 Rise with Courage Scholar Celebration Master of Ceremonies

On May 20, we gathered in community with our Scholars, their families, our donors, and our partners to celebrate the 2021 Jobs for Youth Al Teglia Scholars. The “Rise with Courage” virtual celebration was full of joyful and inspirational moments. We heard from each of our incredible Scholars, including future civil engineer Maram Ahmed, aspiring NFL agent Leonel Rivera, and biology-enthusiast Cayenne Wong. We celebrated three incredible community members who have dedicated their careers to giving back to others: SMCOE Superintendent Nancy Magee, Pie Ranch Food & Education Program Manager Mona Urbina, and JFY Alum and current STEP Coordinator Iris Tan. And we celebrated the wonderful donors who make the scholarship program possible.

We are thrilled to share the recording of this celebration for your enjoyment:

This event would not have been possible without the support of County of San Mateo leadership, including our emcee for the event County Manager Mike Callagy and our Honorary Chairperson Board of Supervisors President David Canepa. Many thanks as well to Human Resources Director Rocio Kiryczun, who’s belief in Jobs for Youth makes our work possible. We are also deeply grateful for the support of Human Resources Deputy Director Theresa Rabe, Human Resources Manager Conrad Fernandes, and all of our committed Workgroup Members. Thank you for helping make this celebration such a success.

And of course, much gratitude to our scholarship sponsors: the Woodlawn Foundation, the City of Foster City, the Town of ColmaSan Mateo Credit Union, the Pacific Gas & Electric Company, the City of BurlingameSan Bruno Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of San Carlos, the City of Menlo Park, donors to the scholarship in Memory of Carolyn Livengood, donors to the scholarship in Memory of Eve Visconti, donors to the scholarship in Memory of Dora Collado, the JFY Alumni Association, Donna Vaillancourt, Workgroup Member Molly Lai, Workgroup Member Leslie Lowe, Ron Visconti, Kaiser PermanenteCounty Controller Juan Raigoza, former City of San Carlos Council Member Mark Olbert, and all of our “Growth” level contributors. You have made a world of difference with your donations.

To our Jobs for Youth family, please consider recommending our scholarship to a young person age 16-21 in San Mateo County. The scholarship announcement and requirements will be shared on this website this November.

Please also consider making a donation to support future Scholars. With your help, we can make higher education dreams a reality for students in need!

RISE WITH COURAGE: This event was part of a week of celebration, community, and learning called Rise with Courage! Read about our film and panel events and watch the panel recording here. All proceeds benefited the Jobs for Youth Al Teglia Scholarship Trust Fund.