At MOSTe, our mission is to mentor and empower girls from underserved areas of Los Angeles County to become the next generation of college-educated women. Our vision is to develop women who are confident, career-focused agents of social change.

Our purpose is to support students through comprehensive academic and personal growth-focused programming, designed to inspire the young women in our programs and leverage their strengths. Students enter our programs in the seventh grade, and they are supported through college graduation with academic and personal growth workshops, supportive mentorship, college visits, career exploration outings, college counseling, financial aid support, application guidance, and more. Further, our programs also prioritize the overall development of the young women we serve—we support critical social and emotional growth, soft skills development, self-advocacy, and the overall wellbeing of our students.

MOSTe programming starts in 7th and 8th grade, teaching girls to nurture and validate their ambitions. By the time they enter our high school program, students have toured local universities, built rapport with terrific mentors, and built a college-going identity through facilitated workshops. In high school, we offer workshops at a college campus, financial planning assistance, overnight college tours, and scholarships—everything they need to get into a good four-year school. When MOSTe Scholars go off to college, MOSTe goes with them. Our college retention program monitors grades and students' emotional well-being to make sure they are on track to succeed. After college, students can join WOM:AN, the Women of MOSTE: Alumnae Network. WOM:AN allows students to support each other as young professionals through meetups and special events.