Javier Gil, Managing Director - (626) 486-2866, Javier@mpyd.org
Javier Gil is a Latino, first generation college student,
from Baldwin Park, CA. He graduated from Sierra Vista High
School in 2009, and went on to graduate from Citrus College
in Glendora, CA, with associate degrees in Sociology and
Social & Behavioral Science. He is currently a student at
Cal Poly Pomona, earning his Bachelorís degree in Sociology.
While performing his duties as Managing Director, Javier
is also the Community Service Director for the Mexican
American Student Association, located at Cal Poly Pomona.
Javierís passion for social equity, political awareness,
participation in higher education, and confidence in
oneself, has led him to working with todayís youth,
mentoring and assisting students, so they are better
prepared today to conquer the challenges they will encounter
Deon Geary, Program Coordinator - (626) 486-2786, Deon@mpyd.org
Deon Geary is one of our new Program Coordinators at MPYD.
Geary was a Scholarship Student Athlete at Cal State
Dominguez Hills where he studied Sociology and Criminal
Justice. After his pursuit of a professional career in
basketball, Geary returned home to help John Muir Boys
Varsity Basketball team as Assistant Coach. As an active
athletic trainer in both Pasadena and Los Angeles, Geary
spends his time away from MPYD promoting a healthy lifestyle
and staying active in various sports and weightlifting.
Geary is a big time advocate of the values of MPYD.
Amber Banks has
assisted MPYD as a tutor and office manager. As an aspiring
teacher, Amber strives to help the youth of the local
community. She has her Bachelorís degree in History from
Spelman College, and is pursuing her Masterís Degree in
teaching at USC. She enjoys tutoring students from various
grade levels, and thrives on helping them reach their full