When eight-year-old Aron Perez came into the after-school program at Valencia Woods one day, he couldn’t wait to see Julissa, our Resident Services Coordinator. Aron had just received an Accelerated Reading Award from the principal of his elementary school, and Julissa was the first person he wanted to tell.
A $40,000 grant from the DevTo Support Foundation for our family and after-school programs in Orange County will help make possible many more stories just like Aron’s. Jamboree’s after-school programs focus on helping kids develop the skills necessary to succeed in school, work and life. Additionally, the DevTo grant demonstrates our shared passion to build confident kids and make a difference in the lives of others.
The mission of the DevTo Support Foundation is “to empower disadvantaged youth to become independent, self-sufficient, and productive community members and to enhance the physical, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional well being of youth, individuals and families in Southern California.” They invest in mentoring, educational and enrichment opportunities in a nurturing environment for disadvantaged youth.
Jamboree Director of Community Impact Natalie Reider said, "The DevTo grant is a perfect fit in supporting Jamboree’s after-school programs. We work hard to create a safe and caring environment where kids can develop the skills that will help them succeed at school and in life. We support their development into successful adults.”
Reider highlighted three specific ways the DevTo grant would be utilized to fulfill Jamboree’s commitment to help kids and students reach their full potential.
Our thanks to the DevTo Support Foundation for their confidence and partnership with Jamboree in helping youth in our communities reach their full potential as successful adults.
Interested in learning more about other programs for which Jamboree is seeking grants? Contact Natalie Reider, Community Impact Director, to explore funding opportunities.