Be Bold. Be Brave. Be You.

WATCH: A Morning of Inspiration

This will be a morning filled with inspiration and gratitude.

County Manager Mike Callagy, 2020 JFY Virtual Celebration Master of Ceremonies

On August 19, we learned about the aspirations, accomplishments, and all-around greatness of the 2020 Jobs for Youth Al Teglia Scholars at our “Be Bold. Be Brave. Be You.” Virtual Scholar Celebration. We learned about Emily Mendez, a future veterinarian who volunteers with the Peninsula Humane Society. We heard about Ireedui Ganzorig’s engineering ambitions and international education work. And we heard from Cheska Ibasan, an alum of the scholarship program who is thriving in her college journey.

Despite being miles away from our Scholars and supporters, we felt such a sense of community. We know we are united in our pursuit of a shared goal: to lower the barriers of access to higher education for the youth of San Mateo County.

Today, 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 County Manager Mike Callagy and Board of Supervisors President Warren Slocum. Deep 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 City of Menlo Park, the Town of ColmaWells FargoDavid Stefancic in Memory of Carolyn Livengood, Anonymous in Memory of Carolyn Livengood, the City of BurlingameChris Wood in Memory of Carolyn Livengood, City of San Carlos Council Member Mark OlbertCounty Controller Juan Raigoza, Workgroup Member Leslie Lowe, and all of our “Be Confident” 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 talented students in need!