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Former Foster Youth Bring the Laughs for “Squeaky Clean Saturdays" at Ontario Improv Comedy Club

Event to Benefit Aspiranet Programs for Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care

Oct. 30, 2012 - PRLog -- (SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) –  Comedy lovers will be in for an afternoon full of laughs as former foster youth from one of California’s leading social services agencies, Aspiranet (http://www.aspiranet.org/), will take to the mic alongside professional comics at the Ontario Improv Comedy Club (http://ontario.improv.com/) on Saturday, Nov. 10, to deliver an arsenal of jokes for its “Squeaky Clean Saturdays” event.

Kicking off at 2 p.m., patrons will be in for an hour and a half of knee-slapping good times at the stand-up show which will feature a lineup of talented local and national comedians, including Eric Blake who has been featured on such networks as Comedy Central, HBO, NBC and BET. “Squeaky Clean Saturdays” will highlight clean comedy at its best providing a blend of energy, fun and variety.

Former foster youth who have been mentored by Blake in a “Transitions Through Comedy” class will also perform their own set at the high energy affair. The roster of former foster youth that will take the stage will include: Shomantia Scott, Michele Rogers, Patrick Rush and Francisco Gonzales.

Admission to the event will cost $10 per person for patrons ages 18 and over. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.aspiranet.org/get-involved/events/improv/ or by calling Aspiranet at (909) 890-9022. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Aspiranet’s THP and Aftercare programs that help foster youth with the transition into adulthood.

About Aspiranet

Aspiranet, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity, supports foster children, siblings, families, and the community with 35 core programs offering specialized services through 45 locations within California.

Founded 35 years ago as a six-bed group home for young boys in Moss Beach, California, Aspiranet is one of the most diverse nonprofit social service agencies in the state. With a statewide network of innovative services, Aspiranet has served over 15,000 families and children since its founding.

Aspiranet’s vision of bringing families together and helping foster children, siblings, and parents thrive is realized through services in the following areas: Adoption and Foster Care, Early Prevention for At-Risk Families, Education and Afterschool, Pregnant and New Mothers, Emotional and Behavioral Health, Encore Careers, Autism and Special Needs.  For more information, please visit www.aspiranet.org.

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