Go2Grow creates a different life approach for today’s teens, ages 12-18. The goal is to help teens build a passion for a career path they pick, even if they have to pick a few to get on the right one. Every student has a path, college-bound or not. Our mentors hope to inspire and motivate our student’s to pursue their dreams.
Go2Grow’s teen center is providing students a safe place to grow themselves, alongside their friends. We create a place for teens to learn about themselves and how their skills, interests, and values relate to a career field. We connect students & professionals in a monitored setting, allowing them to discover resources in the community to gain new experiences and understanding of their opportunities in life.
We are planting in our students the importance of volunteerism and community involvement. We help our students build habits of success through one-on-one mentorship and guide them through the process of entering into adulthood, while giving them the accountability needed to pursue their goals & plans for the future. We provide the personal development side of growth, without the pressure of results.
Provision San Diego is a weekend nutrition program for students in the San Diego Unified School Districts who have been identified as homeless under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
There are an estimated 16,000 homeless children in San Diego County.
The term "homeless children" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence. This definition also includes:
Childhood hunger is an everyday occurrence; a way of life for many children in San Diego County.
Looking into the face of hunger can be difficult, but a touch of empathy and an intentional act of kindness can determine whether homeless child will eat tonight... or not.
Provision San Diego is located right in North County in San Marcos! They can always use help stuffing backpacks and delivering them to schools and if you're short on time, monetary are welcomed and appreciated PLUS all donations re tax-deductible!
How Does Connect For Success Help?
Connect For Success partners with our non-profits in a variety of ways. We will occasionally hold mixers and some of our monthly meetings at their facilities to help give them more exposure and bring awareness to these GREAT, LOCAL, "In our backyard" causes! We also promote our events as "drop off spots" for donations such as snacks, art supplies & games for the Go2Grow Teen Center, and Food donations for Provision San Diego! Our members are always welcome to help and volunteer at either organization --- Go2Grow needs mentors (ages 22-32) and Provision San Diego can always use a hand packing and delivering back packs! All you have to do is ask!