Speakers

Speaker Date Topic
Board Meeting at 11:00 AM Jul 31, 2015
Mohamed Hashem, US Marine Corps Combat Veteran Jul 31, 2015
Discovering the American Spirit Through Culture and Combat

Egyptian-born, decorated U.S. Marine Corps Combat Veteran - Desert Shield / Storm

Awarded the Navy Commendation Medal for interrogating over 500 enemy Iraqi POWs (Prisoners of War)

Currently: Software Developer for the Federal Government

Served on Academic Advisory Boards:  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) -  College of the Canyons (Santa Clarita) and  Information Systems / Veteran Liaison - West Cal Academy (Gardena)

Torrance resident for 16 Years / S. Cali Area for over 20 Years

 Lives with gorgeous wife and kids

 Hobbies: Avid reader, competitive darts and drumming

DJ Sun-District Governor Aug 07, 2015
State of the District
JT Warring Aug 14, 2015
Myanmar Water Project Update
Thursday Night Live Aug 20, 2015
PVGC
Dark Aug 21, 2015
Mike Lansing, Exec. Director Boys and Girls Club Aug 28, 2015
Update on College Bound and Arts Academy Programs

Since becoming Executive Director in 1995, Mike Lansing’s vision and creativity coupled with his understanding of the needs of youth have made the Club what it is today. Mike uses his 18 years of teaching experience and over 20 years of youth advocacy to ensure programs provide our youth with the resources, support, and experiences they need to succeed in life. In 1999, Mike was elected to serve on the LAUSD Board of Education, representing District 7. He was reelected in 2003 and served until 2007. As the Facilities Committee Chairman, he oversaw the construction of over 80 new schools and initiated many new programs during his tenure. He began a Library Initiative in coordination with the Wonder of Reading Foundation and 55 of his schools received new library facilities valued at $1.9 million and over $300,000 of new library books. Mike’s leadership continues to be a driving force for the Club, enabling us to develop key partners and support. In 2008, the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce honored him with The Vision Award.

Mike is an alumnus of the Club and served on its Board for three years. Under his tenure, the Club grew from 1 to 17 sites.

Mike’s vision combined with his background in education was the impetus in the creation of the Club’s Education 1st! programming in 1996.

He led the creation of the San Pedro Teen Center in 1999 when he saw that teens were the most underserved population in the community. In 2002, Mike realized that just providing teens with a safe place and positive options was not enough and he brought together his leadership staff to develop our successful College Bound Program.

Recognizing the importance of arts in the development of a child, and seeing the lack of arts programming in the area, Mike’s vision, creativity, and understanding of the needs of teens lead to our award-winning teen programming and the naming of the San Pedro Teen Center a National Teen Center of Excellence in 2006.

In 2007, Mike introduced the concept that College Bound was not just a program for teens but a philosophy and a goal for all Club Members regardless of age. This began a strategy that emphasizes not only educational programming, but motivation and preparing for college that starts at 6 years of age. Realizing the gap in services for middle school youth, Mike worked with his leadership team to develop create the Middle School Center at the San Pedro Club and middle school program in Wilmington in 2009. The program targets an age group that is often overlooked, as most Boys & Girls Clubs do not have the capacity to serve teens, let alone middle school youth.

Dark Sep 04, 2015
Labor Day Weekend
Dark Sep 18, 2015
PV Concours Weekend
Senators Allen and Hadley with PV Chamber Oct 02, 2015
State of the State
Thursday Night Live Oct 15, 2015
Location TBD
Dark Oct 16, 2015
Educator of the Year Nov 04, 2015
Dark Nov 06, 2015
Dark-Happy Thanksgiving! Nov 27, 2015
Chadwick Scholl Vocal Group to Perform Dec 04, 2015
Holiday Tunes
Dark Dec 11, 2015
Holiday Party Dec 12, 2015
Dark Dec 25, 2015