|devonawt11 (devonawt11) wrote,|
@ 2012-08-21 02:41:00
How Jimi Petulla Repays the Community (http://www.jimipetulla.org)
Even in his entrepreneurial efforts over time, Jimi Petulla (http://www.jimipetulla.org) has revealed a want to help his fellow man-to utilize the resources at his disposal to help give back to the community. The institution he designed to train up film makers, radio broadcasters and audio engineers is not designed after other trade schools which exist only to take students' tuition funds; rather, the institution uses the mentor-apprentice approach to help learners become grounded inside the entertainment business, providing them with a far greater possibility of starting successful professions by pairing them with caring expert mentors.
What's more, the school does not charge exorbitant tuition for this one-on-one coaching, though it could. As a result, Petulla's school helps hundreds of people find gainful employment in film, radio and recording without needing to take on lots of student debt.
The "giving back" principle of Jimi Petulla has been carried beyond his business ventures into his private life as it's passed onto his own children by providing food to the destitute people in downtown L . A . weekly. Moreover, Petulla (http://www.jimipetulla.org) is a regular supporter of non-profit organizations like Doctors Without Borders. But over and above that, Petulla believes in providing people with a hand up, rather than just a hand out. Due partly to his passion for professional mentoring, he actively looks for ways not just to help people, but to help people help themselves-to give them opportunities to build a better future on their own.
It is this passion that has fueled Petulla's latest endeavor, The Connectors.
A struggling young film maker was given a full-ride grant to go to Petulla's school in Drew's Lifechangers at the request of TV personality Judge Mathis. This encounter inspired both Petulla and Kraft to have a habit of giving these scholarship grants out to worthy candidates. As a result, The Connectors are arranging private apprenticeships for individuals who need educational funding in launching their careers; this is a scholarship program currently funded out of Petulla and Kraft's pockets. Not limited to broadcasting, film or recording (the three career fields Petulla's school currently teaches), The Connectors scholarship fund may also fund apprenticeships in graphic design, culinary arts, photography, entrepreneurial business, computer animation, interior design, and a host of other professions. The opportunity to apprentice one-on-one with a working professional are provided to scholarship receivers in their chosen field for free.
Jimi Petulla has always believed in giving to the community; The Connectors is regarded as the recent expression of that passion.