By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator Attending Lil’ Kid Camp for the first time this year was truly inspirational. My pride to be working for an organization that provides such influential programming to the kids of Visitation Valley soared to great heights at camp. I felt...

By Sarah Meike, R.O.C.K. Special Projects Coordinator Brandon is a Director from Mountain Camp, an overnight adventure camp near Polluck Pines that allows R.O.C.K. to bring 50 children each summer for free. As part of a new Mountain Camp program, Mountaineer Adventure Camp (MAC), Brandon comes...

By Sarah Meike, R.O.C.K. Special Projects Coordinator “To believe in myself.” This was the response from Raymond Fisher-Travis, a former participant of R.O.C.K. programs, when I asked him what was the most important lesson he learned from R.O.C.K. For every question, his answer was almost immediate, like...

Did you know that R.O.C.K. has hundreds of volunteers who donate their time to make our programs a success? In this issue, you'll hear about some of the people who have helped to make R.O.C.K. a special place for our kids.  Be sure to scroll...

By Sarah Meike, R.O.C.K. Special Projects Coordinator Jordan has been volunteering with R.O.C.K.’s Student Adult Leadership Training (S.A.L.T.) for four years. What keeps Jordan coming back is the impact he sees R.O.C.K. inspire in students. S.A.L.T. was created to provide an adult mentor relationship for students...

On Monday, February 29th, Andrew Bogut of the Golden State Warriors visited R.O.C.K.'s after school program at Visitacion Valley Middle School.  In partnership with PwC, Bogut not only spoke to a select group of elementary and middle school students, but participated in a career exploration...

While our surveys and awards tell us we are making a positive impact in our community, it is nice to hear stories as told by our staff and volunteers who work directly with our young people. In this issue, you will hear and see what...

By Sarah Meike- R.O.C.K. Administrative Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator I am never quite awake enough when I reach Skill Drills on Saturday mornings. With my coffee mug firmly attached to one hand, I climb the stairs to the gym and take in the scene. Usually there...

By Sarah Meike, R.O.C.K. Administrative Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator He is a Skill Drills volunteer who has consistently shown up on Saturdays throughout the session. I knew I wanted to interview him for our newsletter when he told me one weekend that he valued volunteering at...