Community Needs : Early Childhood Development, Education, Mental Health
The CORE Adventure Program at Santa Barbara Junior High focuses on connecting with the most at-risk students in our community. This generous award from the Women’s Fund will allow us to expand the program, serving more 7th and 8th grade girls and boys. The grant will provide staff to work daily with this caseload of students, conduct regular home visits, run parenting classes for the parents, and allow students who meet their objectives to participate in adventures throughout the year. The adventures, like hiking and sea kayaking, are designed to take them outside their neighborhoods and push them far beyond their comfort zone.