Hello I hope all is well.
Budget cuts have devastated after school and summer programs in low income neighborhoods. Beneficial and affordable programs are difficult to locate in these deprived areas. These young children then spend their afternoon and summer vacation with minimal supervision, make these youth susceptible to the influences of gangs. Not to mention lack of mind stimulating activities. For over the last decade Great Opportunities have provided learning programs for children. We believes if it opens the doors of opportunity through education, first hand experiences and positive mentoring. The child will be better prepared to handle leadership roles in our program, school and their community. This is and will continue to benefit all concerned.
Our mission focuses on high density low income neighborhoods in San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano which are under the Orange County, California Gang Injunction zone. Many of the children don’t have the discretionary income to participate in other organized actives and events. We ask the participants parents for a donation. However, we will not turn a kid away for nonpayment. Great Opportunities provides under advantaged kids the opportunity to see their potential and understand that they can achieve anything if they believe in themselves. We are about opening the doors for children and exposing them to the possibilities; the decision is theirs our job is to give them the tools they will need to achieve. We will often develop new programs to service a public need while we are still generating a dedicated funding stream.
Our financial support is solely derived from the gracious gifts from businesses and foundations and like minded individuals. It would be great to find a way that we can work together this year to better our community.
Here are the links I mention. This blog has more detail while face has a real up to date time line.https://greatopportunitiesblog.wordpress.com/
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If you see any thing that would like to help with please let me know.
Eric Groos, COF 949-370-5656
30986 Calle San Diego
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
P.S. We have a few more project in the wings, remind me to talk about them.
We look forward to this summer season of helping kids reach their potential and understand that they can achieve anything if they believe in themselves.