Navigation Links
Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and the Magic Johnson Foundation Give Students their 'Blueprint for Success' at Annual Leadership Conference

LOS ANGELES, July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Chairman and Founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation (MJF) will kickoff the Foundation's annual Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program Life Skills Leadership Conference in Los Angeles with a keynote address to the 150 deserving scholarship students attending. They come from all around the country anticipating the four-day program that promises to educate, entertain and empower. The Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program (TMSP) was implemented to subsidize education expenses for college bound students who show exemplary scholastic achievement but are stifled by their socio-economic condition.

"We are extremely passionate about our students in the Program and their well being, and we work on a daily basis to provide them with the necessary tools for success," said Towalame Austin, President of the Magic Johnson Foundation. To date, the program has supported 300 students. In addition to providing financial support to scholarship recipients, the TMSP offers a mentoring and internship program that prepares each Scholar for the workplace and post graduation. With this year's theme, "Your Blueprint for Success," the Foundation continues on with their tradition to prepare Scholars for academic success, career paths and life in general.

During the highly-anticipated four days, the Foundation will host a series of seminars. On Friday, July 10th, the Scholars will be a part of a Financial Park simulation to better assist them with budgeting while preparing them to enter into the "real" world. On Saturday, July 11th, they will participate in a Brother 2 Brother/Sister 2 Sister workshop, which will offer an open forum for them to candidly talk about personal life issues and the challenges they face as young men and women. The Foundation will also partner with UCLA's Make Art/Stop AIDS program as an encouragement for students to learn more about the disease through the arts. MJF has tested over 30,000 people through their "I Stand With Magic" Campaign (a partnership with Abbott) to end Black HIV/AIDS. On Sunday, July 12th, the Magic Johnson Foundation will host the Scholar Recognition Brunch. The brunch will celebrate the Taylor Michaels Scholars 2009 graduating class and recognize their significant achievements, along with welcoming 20 new students to the program. The four days will conclude on Monday, July 13th with a Life Post College seminar for graduating seniors during the day and a Sponsor Reception in the evening to thank all the corporate sponsors who made the Conference possible this year through their commitment to support the mission of the Magic Johnson Foundation. Those sponsors include: FedEx, Dell, Best Buy, American Airlines, Mercedes Benz and Global Consumer Innovation.

About the Magic Johnson Foundation

The Magic Johnson Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, was established in 1991 to raise funds for community-based organizations focused on HIV/AIDS education and prevention. The Foundation has since expanded its mission to develop programs and services that address the broader educational, health and social needs of ethnically diverse, urban communities throughout the nation. For more information, log onto

SOURCE The Magic Johnson Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Now Playing: Spike Lee Stands with Earvin Magic Johnson, Cookie Johnson and Abbott to Launch National PSA Campaign
2. PHOENIX-AHF/Magic Johnson HIV Testing Caravan & Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS to Host Free HIV Testing Event at Off Chute Too
3. Jamaican Destination Spa Offers More Than Just a Magical Experience for the Body, Mind and Spirit
4. Video: Magic Johnson Foundation and Abbott Call for Greater Prevention, Testing and Treatment on World AIDS Day
5. Morning Sickness Magic(TM) - An Effective Natural Approach to Morning Sickness
6. Salivary diagnostics, the magic mirror to your health ... at your personal computer
7. Microban International Partners with Magic American Products to Launch Magic(R) Brand Products with Microban(R) Antimicrobial Product Protection
8. Parents Face Tough Questions When Santas Magic Fades
9. Cookie Johnson and Abbott Bring I Stand With Magic: Campaign to End Black AIDS to Los Angeles to Educate African-American Women on HIV/AIDS
10. The Magic Johnson Foundation and Abbott Expand Focus of Campaign to End Black AIDS to African-American Women in 2008
11. Saks Fifth Avenue Unveils Five Magical Holiday Gifts
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 02, 2015 , ... Ruth Pearson was struggling. She had been laid off ... assistance and quickly losing hope of recovering her former life, Pearson was desperate for ... attending a women’s retreat when she experienced a particularly impactful worship service. Without help ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... On Tuesday ... to NASDAQ to educate the personnel on spinal decompression therapy and offer his ... a nonsurgical procedure. The benefits come from creating negative intradiscal pressure which is ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Henderson, a ... to receive Gigabit Internet through a partnership this year with Aeneas Internet and ... is an attractive destination for entrepreneurs who want to build a business. Whether ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... , ... Florida Hospital Tampa is the first health care provider in the region ... , vBloc® Therapy is a vagal blocking therapy, delivered via the Maestro® System, for the ... (BMI) of at least 40 to 45 kg, or a BMI of at least 35 ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... Califia ... today announced that its iconic bottle has won top honors in Beverage World Magazine’s ... The Company also announced that it has been selected as a 2015 U.S.A. Taste ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... --> --> ... by Type of Drug (Monoclonal Antibodies, Interferon-Alpha, Interleukins, Vaccines, (Therapeutic ... Analysis - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the ... Million by 2020 from USD 40,281.6 Million in 2015, at ... Browse 37 market data T ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 2015 Assurex Health, Inc. today announced ... healthcare providers an expanded range of options in ... from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder ... i .   --> ... addition of two new drug classes, 17 FDA-approved ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... , Dec. 1, 2015  Six months of adjunctive metformin ... type 1 diabetes, according to new research from T1D ... it may have a beneficial effect on measures of obesity, ... issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association ... the effect of metformin on overweight and obese adolescents with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: