Local Writer Gives Back

by David DeMullé

On April 20 and again on May 18, local writer and STNC board member Pat Kramer will be sharing her 30-year career journey as a news journalist, corporate / business copywriter and publicist with high school students at two underserved Los Angeles high schools: Oscar de la Hoya High School in South L.A. and Animo Inglewood High School.

In doing so, she hopes to impart to these idealistic young students that the next ten years (at least) of their lives are going to involve hard work and sacrifice. And while they will question the need for giving up their free time and putting in this level of effort, it will all pay off in the future because it will provide them with the dedication, determination and discipline they need to be successful at whatever they choose to do.

Kramer’s two presentations are in partnership with the Youth Business Alliance (YBA), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that focuses on bringing critical 21st century business skills and perspectives into the classroom. In an effort to provide high school students with a broader perspective of what it takes to be successful, The Youth Business Alliance invites business leaders to share their experience and achievements. The YBA was formed in 2012 with one disadvantaged school, and has since grown to include 14 high schools serving roughly 350 disadvantaged students each year through its year-long after school course “Introduction to Business & Careers.”

Kramer, who is owner of Writer For Hire, has truly found a way to give back and help kids build their own future.

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