History and Overview of Project MotiVATe

Initiated in 1996, Project MotiVATe (formerly Camp for Youth) was developed to meet the needs of Vietnamese-American youth in Orange County.

Despite the large number of Vietnamese-Americans living in Orange County today, there are currently no mentoring programs available free of charge to academically and socially at-risk Vietnamese youth. To fulfill this need, Project MotiVATe offers a culturally relevant mentorship program at no financial cost to families.

Through its annual summer camp, personalized mentoring, weekly study halls, and monthly events, Project MotiVATe ensures that all mentees graduate high school and pursue higher education while creating opportunities for personal growth, cultural connectedness and social responsibility.