***HELP US RAISE $24,000 IN HONOR & TRIBUTE TO DR. WHITE'S 88TH BIRTHDAY 2021 & REMEMBERING KOBE & GIGI***
#KEEPINGTHEFAITH - It is now going on 4 years ago this past November 2020 that we received the shocking news that our longtime #Mentor, #Friend and #Advisor, #DrJoeWhite, #ProfessorEmeritus of University of California, Irvine and most known as the #GodFatherofBlackPsychology and #GuruofMentoring who had dedicated his life to #GivingBack unexpectedly passed away on his way to visit his daughters in #Missouri for #Thanksgiving...On #December19th this past year, Dr. Joe White would have been #88Years Young.
And Now Just this past January 26, 2020, The 1 Year Anniversary today, January 26, 2021 - We lost Los Angeles Lakers Legend and Philanthropist Kobe Bryant (#24) and his daughter Gianna Bryant (#2) along with all of the rest of the victims.
To continue to Remember and Honor of Dr. Joe White's Legacy of Mentoring and Kobe & Gigi, We will be continue to distribute Dr. Joe White's Pioneering the Way Mentoring Scholarship in January 2021 - The 2nd Annual Cohort of Dr. Joe White Mentoring Scholars.
Through this #Mentoring scholarship, We will be awarding at total of (5) Mentors or Mentees located within our team cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis and New York in the amount of $1,200 each that will allow each Mentor or Mentee be #Inspired and Get #Connected to their educational dreams and goals. We hope that we can continue to #Raiseawareness and #Funds, so we can increase our social impact and award amount in the future for the #NextGeneration through #Education for Generations to Come...
As #DrJoeWhite would always say to our Founder, "You will always land on your feet...as long as you #StayStrong, #KeeptheFaith and #KeepOnKeepingOn"!! #DrJoeWhite, Kobe an Gigi, We will dearly miss you as each year passes, but You will continue to live on in all of our hearts and in the work we all have been called to do!!!
We will also continue to keep Vanessa Bryant her family as well as all of the other victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers...
To Apply to the Mentoring Scholarship, Please visit:
Again, We appreciate your continued support and Helping us Make a difference and Leave a Legacy Together for 2021 and Beyond!!
About Dr. Joseph L. White, Ph.D.
Known as the “godfather of black psychology and the guru of mentoring,” Dr. White was born in 1932 in Lincoln, Nebraska and later moved and grew up in Minneapolis, MN and San Francisco, CA. He received his bachelors and masters degrees in psychology from San Francisco State University and his PhD in clinical psychology from Michigan State University.
Dr. White spent most of his career at the University of California at Irvine, but held various titles at different locations around the United States, such as researcher, professor, dean, clinician, mentor, and consultant. While at the California State University at Long Beach, he was instrumental in establishing the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), which has provided “educational access and opportunity for more than 250,000 low-income and educationally disadvantaged students throughout California, the majority of whom are first-generation college students.” Dr. White contributed to the success of many students of color and worked as an advocate to reform the education system.
He was one of the founders of the Association of Black Psychologists in 1968, and in 1970, he wrote an article in Ebony magazine that helped alter the perception of black psychology. The article brought to light the unique differences of how ethnic minorities should be treated and understood in psychology. Dr. White was the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Citation of Achievement in Psychology and Community Service from President Clinton in 1994, the honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Minnesota in 2007, and Alumnus of the Year from San Francisco State University in 2008. Dr. White also served as a trustee with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. White was currently working on his next book focused on mentoring that is due to come out in 2018. Through Mixed Roots Foundation’s Dream to Succeed Fund, the Dr. Joseph L. White Pioneering the Way Mentoring Scholarship will inspire Mentors and Mentees of all ages to continue Dr. White’s legacy of mentoring as well as connect them to their dreams and educational goals.
Our goal is to award (5) Individual scholarships each year at $1,200 each with the hopes to increase the amount each year and ultimately (1) Organization grant in the near future within our (4) target team cities of New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Minneapolis - All three latter team cities that Dr. White had a significant impact and legacy.