MEEP educators mentor youth, encourage career exploration

September 20, 2012

Photo by Lynda Jackson Conyers

The Milwaukee Exposure and Explorer Project (MEEP) held its third Annual Luncheon on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Four Points Sheraton in Brown Deer. The event featured entertainment and a raffle, as well as recognition of some of their adult mentors and youth participants and their parents. Pictured at the luncheon are MEEP board members and officers, including (standing from left) board vice president Tyrone Dumas, secretary Tracey Rodgers, president Mary Spencer, vice president Clarence Nicholas, secretary Pamela Mino, treasurer Nathan Grendahl; (seated from left) founder Lilly Simmons, assistant secretary Alene Fambro, and business advisor Tasha Adams. MEEP is a volunteer activity operated by area educators and business partners, whose purpose is to provide a select group of central city youth with opportunities and exposure to different resources that will enable them to develop skills necessary for a successful future. Activities include encouraging young people to explore future possibilities through reading, as well as through experiential learning opportunities, such as job shadowing and college tours.