WHAT: The Tenacious Group collaborated with DYMO Endicia Executives - a Newell Rubbermaid brand headquartered in Palo Alto, Ca., and Yerba Buena High School Student-led mentoring program - Yerba Buena Pride to celebrate its first formal "Volunteer Day".
WHO: DYMO Endicia Executives will collaborate with Yerba Buena Pride students-the day before the new school year starts-to brighten the appearance of their facility by spreading wood chips around the campus, painting planters, gardening and cleaning out storage rooms.
WHEN: Monday August 13 2012, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
WHY: The communities that are home to Yerba Buena High School historically have faced issues of gangs, violence, drug use, poverty and hunger at levels much higher than national averages, and many youth in these areas lack positive role models in their lives. DYMO Endicia and its employees understand the importance of investing and serving students and their school campuses.
Dr. Ybarra knows what it's like to have no hope or motivation. Growing up in San Jose, California, Ybarra found himself a child of divorce and welfare, and turned to using and selling drugs to survive, radically changed his life resulting in speaking face to face to over 350,000 youth across America and Africa about taking a stand for purpose, education and community. Ybarra served as Team Chaplain of the Oakland Raiders from 1999 to 2012. His non-profit organization, The Tenacious Group serves on the Tech Team of the City of San Jose Mayor's Prevention Gang Task Force.
About Yerba Buena Pride - Yerba Buena Pride is a student-led mentoring program that utilizes the Raising Expectations Standards and Honor 180 (RESH180) Youth Curriculum, which provides a new lens for middle and high school students to develop a core sense of purpose by focusing on personal responsibility, academic excellence, goal setting, relationship accountability and college planning. Created by Dr. Adam Ybarra, RESH180 curriculum is data driven and cognitive behavior based with hands-on exercises.
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