“We are honored to receive this recognition from Mayor Howorth and the City of Manhattan Beach,” said Patricia Jones, Founder of PISLYF. “Over the last 14 years, we have also been honored to reach thousands of children through one-on-one mentoring with our ‘Day At The Beach’ event which not only impacts the children, but also the staff and volunteer mentors. A day at the beach with someone who cares is something many of us take for granted; but, sadly, for many of these kids, it may be a rare or even first experience, but one that, we hope, will have an impact that lasts a lifetime.”
More than one quarter (28.5%) of California’s poor children live in Los Angeles County and almost a quarter of the children living in Los Angeles are at-risk or living below the poverty level. The ‘Day At The Beach’ event is just one of the many services the foundation provides to help these children. The organization also works with shelters, family service organizations and Title 1 schools to identify at-risk youth and create positive activities that will empower, inspire, educate and influence the course of their lives.
Children attending the event come from throughout Los Angeles County, including Compton, Watts, Carson and Hawthorne. Volunteers are from all over Los Angeles, from the Valley to Orange County, and many are South Bay locals. Activities will include: playing and swimming in the ocean, relay races, games, hula hooping, surf lessons, face painting and coconut tossing. Pizza, ice cream and healthy snacks, as well as juice and water, will be provided throughout the day. Each child will leave with a boogie board, kite, beach towel and various toys.
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For more information about the P.S. I Love You Foundation, and to volunteer and get involved with ‘Day at the Beach,’ please visit www.psiloveyoufoundation.org.
‘Day At The Beach’ offers multiple sponsor opportunities, for more info, contact:
Wendy Conley at Wendy@psiloveyoufoundation.org.
About P.S. I Love You Foundation
P.S. I Love You Foundation was established in 1998 with the vision to empower and inspire at-risk youth in Los Angeles. The Foundation mission aims to develop strong emotional, physical and social well-being skills early in children’s lives in order to reduce and possibly prevent these children from turning to drugs, violence or gangs. P.S. I Love You Foundation currently reaches over 700 at-risk youth a year through during-school enrichment and mentor programs as well as community events such as “Day At The Beach” that unites in over 250 community volunteers with at-risk
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