Jul 18, 2019

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: volunteer@nclifeline.org.

Jun 21, 2019

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!

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