Advance on to College

Advance on to College
Rooster Liaison – Gary Draper
Grant – $6,000 – Education fund
Purpose – One-on-one college counseling and college admissions help
Website – www.ontocollege.org

Rooster Liaison – Jon Giberson
Grant – $9,500 – Education fund
Purpose – Providing and distributing art packs to children in distress
Website – art4kidsinc.org

Bringing art materials to children in distress. Started on September 11, 2001, ART4KIDS, Inc. has helped thousands of children process stress and trauma through art expression. They serve hospitalized children, those with safety and welfare needs, and children who are orphaned and homeless.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Tustin
Rooster Liaison – Robert Ahern
Grant – $5,000 – Education fund
Purpose – Academic and career support program
Website – www.bgctustin.org

Boys Hope Girls Hope SC
Rooster Liaison – Dale Martin
Grant – $2,000 – Education fund
Purpose – Academic assistance program
Website – www.boyshopegirlshope.org

California Youth Services
Rooster Liaison – Jeff Smith
Grant – $6,000 – Education fund
Purpose – Long-term housing, scholarships and educational supplies
Website – www.calyouthservices.org
Provides programs and services— education, prevention, intervention, assessment, and counseling that assist and support adolescents, individuals, couples, and families to address life’s challenges. They specialize in issues related to substance abuse, delinquent behavior, mental health struggles, and families in crisis.

Child Abuse Services Team
Rooster Liaison – Jeff Austin
Grant – $8,000 – Roosters fund
Purpose – To train advocates to assist foster children
Website – www.brightfutures4kids.org
Child Advocates, who are volunteers sworn to maintain confidentiality, are important members of the Child Abuse Services Team. The Advocates help each child feel comfortable at CAST by introducing games, initiating creative activities, and offering friendship.

Coast to Coast Foundation
Rooster Liaison – Marty Burbank
Grant – $2,000 – Roosters fund
Purpose – Funding for games, toys and food.Serving sexually abused children
Website – www.coasttocoastfoundation.org

Coastal Mountain Youth Academy
Rooster Liaison – Dale Martin
Grant – $4,000 – Education fund
Purpose – Scholarships with Part C of theMcKinney-Vento Act
Website – www.cmya.org
Provides an educational and therapeutic setting for adolescents who have struggled in a traditional school environment. We are a community with a sense of teamwork, which stands to solve the problems associated with addiction, abuse, harassment and self harm.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Rooster Liaison – Jeff Scheibner
Grant – $8,000 – Education fund
Purpose – Education program JADE and education books and scholarships
Website – www.casaoc.org

Crime Survivors
Rooster Liaison – Robert Owens
Grant – $4,000 – Roosters fund and $4,000 Education fund
Purpose – Advocating for child victims of crime with self-defense and safety courses
Website – www.crimesurvivors.org
Crime Survivors’ vision is for victims of crime to recover from their experience, mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially, by receiving the respect, support, and protection from law enforcement, the judicial system, and the community.

Devil Pups
Roosters Liaison – Bill Schilt
Grant – $6,000 – Roosters fund
Purpose –Camp Pendleton 10-day character-building program
Website – www.devilpups.com
Devil Pups is a nonprofit organization designed to help boys and girls from all backgrounds gain self confidence and learn to take responsibility for their actions. Devil Pups is not a Marine Corps sponsored program.

Educate Rancho
Roosters Liaison – Bill Ross
Grant – $9,500 – Education fund
Purpose – Assist with accelerated reading program where school cuts have occurred

Friendly Center
Rooster Liaison – Michael Krever
Grant – $56,000 – Education fund
Purpose – Elementary, middle and high school tutoring
Website – www.friendlycenter.org
A nonprofit family and community resource center—assists the economically less fortunate through programs and services, such as children and youth academic tutoring, family advocacy, supplemental food programs and emergency services.

Rooster Liaison – Lou Gardner
Grant – $13,500 – Education fund
Purpose – Kidstars childcare and readiness program
Website – www.fristers.org
Fristers (friends & sisters) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping and empowering teen mothers, ages 13-25. Fristers seeks to prevent young moms from becoming another statistic and prevent their children from becoming victims of child abuse or repeating the same cycle of poverty and teen parenting.

Rooster Liaison – Jon Giberson
Grant – $4,000 – Education fund
Purpose – Supporting students in science,technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM)
Website – www.hopebiz.org

Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee
Rooster Liaison – Bill Ross
Grant – $6,000 – Education fund
Purpose – Music education outreach program for children

Kaiser Woodland Schools Foundation
Rooster Liaison – Stan Smith
Grant – $10,000 – Education fund
Purpose – Science education for K-12
Website – www.kwschools.org

Rooster Liaison – Joe McGhie
Grant – $5,000 – Education fund
Purpose – Save our Science Program instruction to over 1,100 students
Website – www.kidworksonline.org

Laura’s House
Rooster Liaison – Chad Kearns
Grant – $6,000 – Education fund
Purpose – Therapeutic children’s programs
Website – www.laurashouse.org
Changing social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.

Project Cuddle
Rooster Liaison – Randy Fine
Grant – $25,000 – Roosters fund
Purpose – Prevent infant abandonment
Website – http://projectcuddle.org
A nonprofit organization that offers safe and legal alternatives to baby abandonment. We run a confidential toll-free 24-hour hotline for pregnant girls and women who find themselves scared and feel that they have no hope or that anyone can help them through this frightening time in their lives.

Project Hope Alliance – Orange
Rooster Liaison – Jon Giberson
Grant – $6,000 – Education fund
Purpose – Educational programming and academic support
Website – www.projecthopealliance.org
Homelessness has a profound impact on children and their ability to succeed in an academic environment. Homeless children’s academic performance is hampered both by their poor cognitive development and by the circumstances of their homelessness.

Rosie’s Garage
Rooster Liaison – Gary Draper
Grant – $6,000 – Education fund
Purpose – Mentoring, tutoring and support services
Website – www.rosiesgarage.org

Second Harvest Food Bank
Rooster Liaison – Jon Giberson
Grant – $8,000 – Rooster fund
Purpose –Backpack and summer food program – Izzy’s Corner
Website – www.feedoc.org

Shea Center
Rooster Liaison – Dale Martin
Grant – $2,000 – Rooster fund
Purpose – Therapeutic riding lessons serving over 600 children
Website – www.sheacenter.org

Trabuco Mesa Elementary School PTA
Rooster Liaison – Jeff Smith
Grant – $5,000 – Education fund
Purpose – Purchase of iPads for learning and test-taking tools
Website – www.trabucomesapta.org

Undisputed Champ Boxing Club
Rooster Liaison – Stan Smith
Grant – $4,000 – Rooster fund
Purpose – Boxing program for at-riskchildren