The LAMP Mentor Program takes place the third Saturday of each month, from September – June, at locations in the greater Pasadena area. Venues have included the Pasadena Museum of History, Art Center College of Design, Caltech, Huntington Library, Pasadena Police Heliport, Huntington Hospital, Pasadena Playhouse, etc. We introduce participants to as many local institutions as possible, expanding their knowledge base and opening up their minds to career opportunities.

In addition, we host “College Information Sessions” (featuring Morehouse College, Howard University, Hampton University, Marist College, et al.), providing the students and parents with an opportunity to learn more about the college admissions process and financial aid. LAMP mentor sessions begin, promptly, at 8:30 am, with a continental breakfast, and end at noon, with lunch. The program is FREE to students and parents. At the end of the ten-month program, there is a reception, honoring graduating seniors and rewarding them with scholarship support for college. There are no geographic restrictions. LAMP participants come from Pasadena, Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, South Bay, Inland Empire, and Bakersfield! Good news travels fast! The following requirements exist for entry into the LAMP Mentor Program: high school-aged African-American males, grades 9-12, who want to attend and graduate from the college or university of their choice. Applicants, along with a parent/guardian, are required to have an interview, confirming their commitment to the program. Shirt, tie and dress shoes required for all LAMP sessions. If you know any students or parents who may be interested in signing up and participating in the GZBF LAMP Mentor Program, please refer them to our website, Or, contact Mr. Harlan Ward (