Nia Lyte, co-founder of the SKF co-hosted the fundraiser at the Malibu Inn that will benefit the work of the Emily Shane Foundation's Successful Educational Achievement program on Saturday night in Malibu, California.The fundraiser featured live entertainment and a red carpet entrance.
The foundation's SEA program is providing free one-on-one mentoring to 17 middle school students at schools across Malibu and Santa Monica. The SEA program hires mentors in Malibu mainly come through Pepperdine University's work study program, according to Shane. The mentors in Malibu and Santa Monica are given access to the "illuminate" program in schools, which provides access to the homework and grades online. The first big fundraiser for the SEA program will also benefit the nonprofit "Official No One Left Behind," which provides support to struggling students in L.A. County. Ellen Shane started the program following the death of her daughter, Emily, on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu in April 2010.
For more information about the Emily Shane Foundaiton, please visit the official website at emilyshane.org