A warm thank you to our community for joining us yesterday on May 3rd as we celebrated our 20th Anniversary with over 300 youth champions!
We are humbled by your generosity and support of Oakland youth. Together, we can get Oakland youth ready for more today and in the next 20 years.
As youth leader Hailey King shared best, “What we need from you is consistency. Adult support and belief in us goes a long way. Stay in our lives and keep pushing us to do great things.”
In the mere two hours we were together yesterday, you helped us raise over $15,000 for our Early Childhood Education Center and Teen Tech Center. THANK YOU!
We still have $60,000 left to reach our Anniversary fundraising goals. If you didn’t get a chance to contribute yesterday or would like to give again, fret not! Alternatives in Action is participating today in East Bay Gives, a day-long campaign dedicated to celebrating the nonprofits that make the East Bay a special place to live, work, and thrive.
For those of you looking for other ways to get involved in our programs and improving the lives of Oakland youth, here are a few ways that you and others can make an impact:
- Join our corporate partners committee or advisory board – we need your talent and connections
- Give 2 hours of your time to coach youth at our Presentations of Learning on June 7th
- Host a youth intern, offer a summer job, or host a job site visit at your company or organization
- Write or call your representatives in D.C. to demand that there be no cuts to 21st Century after-school funding
Enjoy more photos on our Facebook page here!