Director of Programs, Los Angeles Team Mentoring
Los Angeles, CA
William Figueroa pours his heart and soul into mentoring at risk youth in underserved communities. Growing up in a tough neighborhood, William learned to persevere through all the pressures of bullying, gangs, and drug abuse. He stayed focused and did well in school with the support and positive influence of an afterschool youth program.
Today, William is the Director of Programs for Los Angeles Team Mentoring (LATM), an organization that guides middle school students to recognize and reach their full potential as members of their community. LATM is also a respected community partner to the Banc of California.
William understands firsthand what it’s like to walk in the shoes of the children he mentors each day. He has come full circle, making him an exceptional role model for kids struggling to overcome challenging circumstances.
"That's a huge accomplishment for me, to get these kids on the path to college in middle school. They’re already ahead of the curve before they even walk into high school."