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SELECTED PREVIOUS & CURRENT CALENDAR OF EVENTS

IN THE NEWS

"FRAME IT UP!" CONTEST 

​Bakari Mentoring Program  to participate with Wells Fargo, Inc.

The San Luis Obispo Downtown Association hosted its annual Mothers’ Day Flower Giveaway at the SLO Farmers’ Market.

MOTHER'S DAY FLOWER GIVEAWAY

“WALK A MILE IN HER

SHOES”

Men strapped on heels

and took to the streets

for the annual

“Walk A Mile In Her Shoes”.

 

PROGRAM AWARDS

 

January 11

College/Trade School Preparation/Job Readiness/Tutoring 

3 P.M.-5 P.M.

Bakari Boys & Parent Programming

5 P.M.-8 P.M.

January 13

Bakari Quarterly Advisory Board Meeting

12 P.M.-2 P.M.

January 25

College/Trade School Preparation/Job Readiness/Tutoring 

3 P.M.-5 P.M.

Bakari Boys & Parent Programming

4 P.M.-6 P.M.  

Bakari Girls & Parent Programming: Orientation Night Part 1

6 P.M.-8 P.M.

February 1

Bakari Girls & Parent Programming: Orientation Part 2

5 P.M.-8 P.M.

February 8

Bakari Boys & Parent Programming

4 P.M.-5 P.M.  

Bakari Girls Programming 

and Dinner

5 P.M.-8 P.M.

February 11

Ropes Team Building Course

Camp San Luis Obispo

8:30 A.M.-3 P.M.

February 15

Bakari Girls Programming

5 P.M.-8 P.M.

February 18

Bakari Girls Event TBA

February 22

Bakari Boys & Parent Programming

4 P.M.-5 P.M.  

Bakari Girls Programming

6 P.M.-8 P.M.

March 1

Bakari Girls Programming

5 P.M.-8 P.M.

Bakari Parents Group

6 P.M.-8 P.M.

March 8

Bakari Girls Programming

5 P.M.-8 P.M.

Bakari Parents Group

6 P.M.-8 P.M.

March 15

Bakari Girls Programming

5 P.M.-8 P.M.

Bakari Parents Group

6 P.M.-8 P.M.

March 22

Bakari Girls Programming

5 P.M.-8 P.M.

Bakari Parents Group

6 P.M.-8 P.M.

March 29

Bakari Girls Programming

5 P.M.-8 P.M.

Bakari Parents Group

6 P.M.-8 P.M.

April 5

Bakari Girls Programming

5 P.M.-8 P.M.

Bakari Parents Group

6 P.M.-8 P.M.

April 12

Bakari Girls Programming with Grizzly Youth Academy

5 P.M.-8:30 P.M.

Bakari Parents Group

6 P.M.-8 P.M.

April 18

Bakari Girls Etiquette Dinner and a Movie-tentative

5 P.M.-10 P.M

April 19

Bakari Girls Programming

5 P.M.-8 P.M. with the Sheriff's Teen Outreach Program (S.T.O.P.)

Bakari Parents Group

6 P.M.-8 P.M.

April 20

Kayaking in Morro Bay

9 A.M.-2 P.M.

April 26

Bakari Girls Programming

5 P.M.-8 P.M. with Creative Mediation

Bakari Parents Group

6 P.M.-8 P.M.

 

"The Bakari Program is responsible for the positive change that is now apparent in the lives of  the youth and supporters of the program.  The youth are finding direction and realizing their potential by building relationships and developing skills that include leadership, responsibility and discipline.  Everyone involved is getting to experience the importance and satisfaction of giving back to their communities. Watching the youth transform and grow as young adults inspires me to support this program in every way possible.  I so look forward to every opportunity I get to present and support the Bakari youth".

                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                           - Mark Corella

                                                                                   Vice President/District Manager for Central Coast

                                                                                                                                        Wells Fargo, Inc.

WOMEN'S LEGACY FUND TO SUPPORT BAKARI PROGRAM  

​Bakari Girls Program receives funding for "College-Bound" Component of the program.

2016-2017 Bakari Mentoring Program Recipient of Wells Fargo, Grant for 7 years in a row.

2016-2017 Bakari Mentoring Program Recognized as a Community Based Organization through the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.

 

2015-2016 Bakari Mentoring Program Recognized as a Community Based Organization through the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.

 

2014-2015 Bakari Mentoring Program receives award through the "Women's Legacy Fund" of the Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County to provide college mentoring opportunities and activities to high school females.

 

2014-2015 Bakari Mentoring Program Recognized as a Community Based Organization through the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.

 

2013 California Legislature Assembly Award for Bakari Program partnership in the community in support of youth and families.

 

2013-2014 Bakari Mentoring Program Recognized as a Community Based Organization through the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.

 

2013 Circle of Giving Award, College of Liberal Arts, Cal Poly.

 

2012 Cal Poly Presidential Award for Community Service through the Bakari Mentoring Program.

 

2012-2013 Bakari Mentoring Program Recognized as a Community Based Organization through the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.

 

2009-2010 The Tribunes's Top 20 Under 40 Award: Recognition for Professional Excellence and Community Service--The Bakari Mentoring Program.

 

2008 Distinguished Service Award for San Luis Obispo County and Chief Probation Officers of California.

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THE BAKARI PROGRAM RITUAL & MOTTO:

"STANDING IN THE RIVER"

HISTORY OF THE BAKARI PROGRAM

  • 1995- The Bakari Project launched in Irvine, California as a prevention program for at-risk adolescent male youth.

  • 2004- The Bakari Project launched at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, NY as a prevention and intervention program for at-risk adolescent males.

  • 2008- The Bakari Project launched at Cal Poly as a 12-month prevention and intervention program for justice involved adolescent males.

  • 2012- The Bakari Project changes name to the Bakari Mentoring Program and offers the program as a 6-month prevention & intervention program to high school students throughout San Luis Obispo County, CA.

  • 2012- The Bakari Mentoring Program launches first female cohort, called the Bakari Summer Institute for Girls, a 12-week program focusing on skill development and job readiness/shadowing.

  • 2016- The Bakari Mentoring Program enters its ninth year.

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