Stories that R.O.C.K. — Celebrating 25 years with stories of impact

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Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.)


Our mission is to nurture the healthy development of children by listening attentively to their needs and by providing opportunities to those who might not otherwise have access.

Real Options for City Kids Mission, Purpose and History

Our Story


Real Options for City Kids Mission, Purpose and History

ROCK Programs High Quality Active and Academic Programming

Signature Programs


High-Quality Active and Academic Programming

R.O.C.K. Has Become Fundamental in Visitacion Valley

Our Impact


R.O.C.K. Has Become Fundamental in Our Community

Featured News


  • R.O.C.K.’s (not so silent) Silent Disco Can you dig it? By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator When Curt, R.O.C.K.’s Executive Director, told me that one of our ...

  • Fun with Fan Cars A corporate-sponsored STEM lesson with a need for speed. By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator What do you get when you combine STEM education...

  • By Sharon Chin February 5, 2020 at 9:32 pm...

  • Giving the Gift of Opportunity Give a gift, and you could win a trip! By Hayley Walker, Marketing & Development Coordinator 2019 marks 25 years of service for Real Options for ...

Want to see a better tomorrow for Visitacion Valley?

Let’s start with our kids.

I can honestly say from experience that R.O.C.K. consists of people who genuinely care for the kids. I started attending R.O.C.K. as an eight year old at “Skill Drills” on Saturdays and as I got older, R.O.C.K. continued to be a part of my life.

– Monique Garrett, Past Participant
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Trusted by various organizations, schools and people in the community


High-quality Active and Academic Programming


By giving kids the chance to participate in our fun and nurturing programs, R.O.C.K. ensures every kid has the opportunity to develop, grow and thrive in a safe environment.