The Project EGO Program (“Exploring Growth Opportunities”) is an annual Palos Verdes school-based and community-supported intervention program sponsored by the Palos Verdes Sunset Rotary Club to help at-risk seniors to develop life-skills needed for future success. Students with personal, family or financial challenges are recommended into the Project EGO program by school counselors for their potential of success. See for program details.
Project EGO is led by Robert Babb, MFT. It has twice-monthly meetings with community speakers on important topics such as goal-setting, teamwork, resumes, job interviews, community service, healthy lifestyle choices, vocational options, financial planning, and grant applications. Parent meetings help to coordinate student development. A group Wilderness Challenge helps build self-confidence, self-esteem, teamwork, leadership and problem solving skills. For successful participants, there is a year-end Banquet celebration and special recognition for each student’s successes (done "virtually" this year).
Robert Babb introduced each of the 16 successful student finalists, summarized his/her background and accomplishments, and announced the scholarship amount awarded (to be paid directly to the school of the student’s choice upon attendance). We congratulate them and wish them the best success in their future plans:
$100 –  Faris Kawar
$500 –  Shawnee Prieto
$750 –  Alia Barakat
$750 –  Charlize Diaz
$750 –  Arian Razaghpanah
$750 –  Dean Abdelnaby
$1000 – Nickon Maher
$1000 – Koby Segura
$1000 – Ashton Aungst
$1250 – Audrey Breon
$1250 – Nick Sanacore
$1250 – Marilyn Cortez
$1500 – Imaan Ali
$1500 – Soroush Shahriari
$1500 – Kelaiah Bradford
$1500 – Emily Desplancke