Operation Progress is unique in its long-term programming that spans across a child’s development and over the course of many years. Our long-term model allows Operation Progress to build relationships with Scholars and parents while creating stable and consistent support systems that aid in their positive growth, development, and grit. Through our Safety and Support Pillar, we provide a safety net of support through committed LAPD and civilian mentors, parents, and staff.
Having the opportunity to succeed is everything. That is the essence of Operation Progress, and the key to the future of our children and our communities.
The students’ energy and curiosity are boundless. Operation Progress and the career days inspire and shape these students’ futures—one of these very students may ultimately play a role in crafting Los Angeles’ skyline.
The more time I spend with my mentee, the more I have seen her open up to me. I think it's valuable for her to have someone to come to if she needs help or advice, and I am happy to be there for her in any way that I can. This program allows us to partake in activities that we can enjoy together. It’s a fun and fulfilling program and I am very happy to be part of it.
By volunteering as a Young Professional Mentor, I'm able to dedicate my time and resources to providing guidance, leadership and open doors, and most importantly, I'm able to develop a friendship with a specific child. Being a mentor is as much of a benefit to me as it is to my mentee, and I am able to learn so much from them. I'm proud to be part of such a magnificent organization as OP.