Back to School
Help us send North County Lifeline youth BACK TO SCHOOL without the stress As the summer months pass by, families across the nation begin to prepare for the upcoming school year. New teachers, classroom friends, and new opportunities for academic and extracurricular success all add to the excitement. For some families the new school year brings anxiety and stress over the looming costs associated with sending a child back to school. According to the National Retail Federation, the average U.S household spent $684.79 per child on back to school essentials in 2018. That number is expected to increase for 2019! For many families the choice may be between paying their rent or purchasing school supplies...and for some families the choice could be between purchasing food and basic needs items or purchasing school supplies. For many students from low-income families, having all of the necessary supplies at the beginning of the school year helps to remove barriers to learning. We are committed to helping the youth in all of our community-based programs start the year off right. Please join us by donating new backpacks and school essentials, or by hosting your own backpack and school supply drive, now through August 2nd. Every donation and hour served makes a tremendous difference! GIVE THE GIFT OF LEARNING! Click on the photo above to donate. We are in need of the following school essentials: Backpacks Binders Folders Notebooks Calculators Pencil Cases Art & Coloring Supplies Pens, Pencils, & More... You can also volunteer to help pack and distribute school supplies, or to host a backpack drive at your place of business or worship (we'll provide you with all of the supplies needed for a successful drive!) Contact our Volunteer Manager for moreinformation: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations Class of 2019!
CLUB CROWN HEIGHTS GRADS... LOOK AT THEM NOW! Our after school program, in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Oceanside, is bursting with pride! As schools wrap up all of their end of the year festivities, we're reflecting on all of the milestones our youth and young adults who have gone through the Club Crown Heights program are reaching. We wish all of them the best of luck in their academic careers and hope they come back to visit often! “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! From the tutoring program to Mira Costa grads, our CCH alumni continue to reach for the stars! This year Club Crown Heights had 5 fifth grade students promote from the after school tutoring program at La Casita, 14 high school graduates, and 4 alumni graduate from Mira Costa College, all of whom will be transferring to four-year universities in the Cal State system this fall. One of our CCH high school grads was awarded the Martin Luther King Jr. scholarship, which is based on academic achievement, perceived ability to succeed in college, and the ability to overcome challenges. He will be attending University of California San Diego in the fall. We continue to be inspired by the resilience of these youth and young adults. We wish them luck on their next adventures and throughout their journeys in life. Thanks to each of them for leading by example, and for paving the way for other Crown Heights youth to succeed!
Thanks to our Sponsors!
Our staff at Club Crown Heights used some of theLifeline Emergency Fundto surprise the youth from the program with a special Easter treat. Continuing Our Mission Through COVID-19 Over the past several weeks, North County Lifeline has continually adapted and adjusted as an organization with one goal in mind: self-reliance for those who need help now more than ever. We remain committed to meeting the growing challenges faced by our staff and clients as a result of COVID-19. Early on it was apparent to us that our services were essential for the community. With government regulations tightening to prohibit the spread of the virus, we needed to move quickly to ensure that those services would continue. From that need theLifeline Emergency Fundwas born.Each day since we have been overwhelmed with gratitude for the generosity of organizations, companies, and individuals who have responded to our call with an outpouring of support. Our Executive Director, Don Stump summed it up perfectly when he stated that "North County Lifeline is a home for individuals and families on their road to self-reliance." During this time of distress we have been able to aid our clients with rental assistance, groceries, telehealth services, and other basic needs items. Thank you to each person and organization who has donated, includingCoastal Community Foundation,Rancho Santa Fe Foundation,Leichtag Foundation,BBVA,Nordson Corporation Foundation,Oceanside Rotary,andThe San Diego Foundation. We've even seen our staff members rise to the challenges of COVID-19 and continue to provide high-level services in unique and creative ways. Our hearts are full. On the behalf of our clients, we'd like to thank you all! Easter at Club Crown Heig
Congratulations Class of 2020
Give the Gift of Education
COVID-19 Brings New Barriers to Academic Success Even with the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise, uncertainty about howschools will operate this fall, and the financial burdens of our weakened economy, families across the nation are beginningto prepare for the upcoming school year. The start of the school year traditionally brings new teachers, classroom friends, and new opportunities for academic and extracurricular success, but this school year has a different feel already. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, and for many of the families we serve, the anxiety and stress over the looming costs associated with sending a child back to school weigh heavy on them.Our youth and young adults heading back to school need your help now more than ever. According to the National Retail Federation, the average U.S household can expect to spend$789.49per child on back to school essentials this year. If you take into account the hybrid (modified in-person learning mixed with online components) and distance learning models many school districts have proposed, that number can be expected to almost double! Most county schools are not at a 1:1 ratio for devices, so the burden of providing Chromebooks and tablets for online learning will fall back onto the families.The AnnualBackpack Index, performed by Huntington Bank, shows the school supply cost breakdown for elementary, middle, and high school students. For many families the choice may be between paying their rent or purchasing school supplies...and for some families the choice could be between purchasing food and basic needs items or purchasing school supplies. For students from low-income families, having all of the necessary supplies at the beginning of the school year helps to remove barriers to learning and sets them on a level playing field with their peers. Online learning has it's own set of challenges, and we are committed to helping the youth in all of our community-based programs start the year off right. Please join us by donating new Chromebooks, earbuds, backpacks and school essentials, or by hosting your own backpack and school supply drive, now through August 10th. Every donation makes a difference in the lives and education of the youth and young adults we serve! Donate Today