Robledo Receives Thursday Club Philanthropy Award

At the recent Thursday Club tea, Aurelio Mitjans, representing Hillsides Youth Moving On program (YMO), accepted the La Cañada Thursday Club Philanthropy Award on behalf of recipient Ashley Robledo.

Mitjans read Ashley’s application letter to the Thursday Club members explaining how her love and appreciation for education has motivated her to continue with her own education. Robledo was unable to attend the tea due to her work and school schedule. She is currently in junior college and will receive her AA this fall. She will be transferring to Cal State LA, majoring in social studies, and aspires to earn a master’s degree in social work. The Club gives an annual award to Hillsides in order to support clients who are seeking to further their education. Recipients are selected by the Hillsides YMO program.

Mitjans explained that the Youth Moving On program provides housing and support services for clients who have “fostered out” of the foster care system helping them transition successfully into adulthood.