Our End-of-the-Year Giving Campaign… We Have Goals!!!
As we ramp up for the holiday season I wanted to let you know how thankful I am that SCIP is approaching its fifth year of service to the youth and families of Sacramento County. We have so many partners who have been with us since day one, like Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, to name a couple of them. Throughout the years, local businesses like Walmart, Kaiser Permanente, and others, have joined in to support SCIP’S mission.
As the Founder of the SCIP, I am in service to investing in groundbreaking strategies that will guide our youth to feel equipped to navigate their life path through civic-mindedness.
In a recent Sacramento Bee Blog by Foon Rhee called The grim toll of too many young homicide victims, Foon writes about the latest fatal shooting of a Grant High School football player and shows a statewide statistic that Sacramento ranks thirteenth out of thirty-five large counties where 10-24 year olds are victims of homicide.
My question is this: WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?! By “We” I mean systemically – Policy level, justice and education, increased funding for trauma-based mental health services, etc. We need a culture shift where people in crisis situations feel they can trust in the system enough so that positive change can occur that will disrupt the seemingly endless cycle of poverty and violence.
More and more research indicates that juvenile crime and delinquency prevention programs not only have a positive impact on troubled youth, but are a good investment when compared with the costs associated with the behavior of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders.| Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
SCIP needs more community partners to jump in and invest in the work we do for our youth and families. I need counselors for our programs and I would like to see more volunteers, including our deputies who mentor and coach our youth, to be trained in trauma informed care. It’s that important to scaffold our programs and activities with mental health professionals.
Before I make that ask for your donation I would highly encourage you to check out our website and our Facebook page. Read our reviews at Great NonProfits, or see our profile at GuideStar. Learn about how your money is going to be spent on programs, operations, etc., at our donation page. I am also happy to meet with you to talk more about our programs – Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. There are thousands of non-profits in our area and I fully expect that you would need to see how your funds would be utilized at SCIP.
Here is what I would like to suggest for a donation:
- Individual Level:
- Minimum yearly donation of $10/month ($120 per year)
- My Goal: 100 new individual partners by December 31st
- Business Partnership Level:
- Minimum yearly donation of $25/month ($300 per year)
- My Goal: 100 new business partners by December 31st