This year, the 2016 Role Model for Youth Luncheon celebrated the accomplishments of graduating high school seniors and the legacy of one of our community's outstanding theological scholars.

For sixteen years, Dr. Rogers shared words of wisdom and encouragement at our annual luncheon. In the wake of his passing, this year through the Role Model for Youth luncheon program we celebrated his memory and recognized his key role in being a quintessential model of leadership and authenticity.

Dr. Rogers provided support and aided Aspires West Pasadena in meeting the challenges of growing a program from a seed of possibility to a reality. Aspires West remembers with warm gratitude Dr. Roger's legacy of community service and encourages all to carry the mantel left by him.