Dear Sea Hawks:
Redondo Union High School is a campus that provides unique and inclusive opportunities for all students. One program that has had a tremendous impact on our students, parents, the PTA, our School Board, district administrators, the RUHS administrators, teachers, and classified staff, is the Athletic Mentorship Program.
This is the fifth year of the program, where students from the Independent Living Skills class and the Essential Skills class partner with various varsity athletic teams on campus to participate in drills, games, and activities that are typical in a varsity practice. The Independent Living and Essential Skills students are provided with a team shirt, water, and healthy snacks. The Athletic Mentorship Program reminds us of how beautiful the world is when we all come together to embrace our differences, and learn from each other.
Teacher Jessica Parmar stated, “The first year I saw my students playing with the athletic teams, I knew that RUHS was where I wanted to stay. There is nothing more rewarding and inspirational about my job than to see the impact these events have and continue to have on our students.” Both students with disabilities and typical students benefit immensely from the chance to socialize with each other in a setting outside of the classroom. Dr. Mallet explains, “I often get emotional when I witness the students from the athletic teams cheering for our students. Honestly, it is one of the best parts of my job at RUHS. I look forward to seeing all students grow from the experience.”
Mr. Jens Brandt
Redondo Union HS
One Sea Hawk Way
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 798-8665 x 4001