Support children & show them the way to “at promise” instead of “at risk.”
Support children & show them the way to “at promise” instead of “at risk.”
Safe Passage is providing daily in-person, free mentoring for 100's of children. Weekly STEM classes, Day Camps, and 1000's of free groceries/ weekly meals for hungry K-12 grade kids and their families. Most of all, we are providing equal access to education, to promote literacy in micro-communities for all persons especially children of color. Watch this video to see how communities thrive.
Safe Passage responded immediately to COVID & operates with volunteers 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Free of charge, we provide all children with daily mentoring, day camp, STEM, food, face masks, gloves, infant diapers, baby formula and weekly fresh produce & fruits for 100’s of families.
The American Red Cross is partnered with us providing emergency workers at our Safe Passage COVID Food Relief Center. They are a crucial component to providing healthy relief to micro community residents who lack access. The community feels even safer knowing the Red Cross is in their neighborhoods partnered with Safe Passage , FOOD SHARE VC. and Conejo Recreation and Park District and CVUSD.
Food Share Ventura County is partnered with us, providing emergency food at our Safe Passage COVID Food Relief Centers. They are a crucial component to providing the weekly 8000 lbs of nutritional relief to micro community residents who have food access insecurities. The community feels even safer knowing that Feeding America's Ventura County Food Share is in their neighborhoods partnered with Safe Passage and Conejo Recreation Park District. Over 200,000 pounds of food delivered.
Wilbert Ac was raised in Safe Passage. He is a local teen who was just awarded the first ever 2021 City Community Commitment Award. Wilbert donates his time every week to kids from all over the Conejo. He feeds them, helps them with school work and volunteers at the Safe Passage Covid Relief Centers.
ART TREK HAS LONG BEEN SERVING MICRO COMMUNITIES WITH STEAM EDUCATION. THEY STAFF SAFE PASSAGE COVID CENTERS AND PROVIDE SUPPLIES OF DAILY FACE MASKS FOR EVERY MOTHER AND CHILD. IN ADDITION, ART TREK EACH WEEK, HELPS DISBURSE 8,000 POUNDS OF FRESH FOOD, PRODUCE, VEGETABLES TO SAFE PASSAGE FAMILIES. ART TREK COVID RELIEF INCLUDES WEEKLY ART CAMP PROJECTS & TAKE HOME PROJECTS FOR OVER 380 UNDER SERVED MICRO COMMUNITY FAMILIES. ART TREK IS A PRECIOUS RESOURCE. WE COULD NOT HELP 380 + KIDS WITHOUT THEM.
$50 MICRO GRANTS CONTIGIVEN TO LOW INCOME FAMILIES THAT HAVE CHILDREN AND WHERE ONE OR MORE PARENTS ARE NOW UNEMPLOYED. THESE GRANTS CAN MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE & ECONOMIC SURVIVAL. OUR VETTING FOR EACH APPLICANT INCLUDES A PANEL OF COMMUNITY LEADERS. WE ARE IN OUR THIRD CYCLE DELIVERING 1000’s $ TO FAMILIES
Safe Passage is partnered with Conejo Community Outreach and SINCE JANUARY 2020, has delivered over 62,317 diapers to Conejo Mothers at the two Safe Passage COVID Relief Centers. Each day Safe Passage distributes masks and disposable gloves, baby formula, baby wipes, diapers and special diet needs to hundreds of infants. Intervention specialists check in with each mom daily. CONEJO COMMUNITY OUTREACH is saving the lives of families in the Conejo. We owe them gratitude. Over 63,000 disposable gloves delivered by Safe Passage to micro communities of color who generally are underserved.
During the summer, we provide daily nutrition to over 380 children impacted by lack of access. Monday to Friday we assist the School District running satellite nutrition centers for them. Dispersing lunch and breakfast that the CVUSD has prepared for the children. On each weekend, Safe Passage continues on with the aid and purchases / distributes over 900 meals for the 380+ children at the two Covid Relief centers to ensure they each receive food 7-days a week. Every Saturday we provide every micro community family with 38 -46 pounds of fresh food to survive another week. Over 8,000 pounds per week. SINCE JAN 2020, 162,000 COVID Relief meals have been distributed at two KID'S COVID Help Centers in this partnership to the most underserved children in 60 square miles. Our doors are open to help all
Partnered with CONEJO REC & PARK, TOPD CVUSD and ART TREK. Safe Passage continues during COVID with daily outdoor homework, science and school help at our sites. Many of these kids need supplemental tutoring daily. Safe Passage has provided over 65 chrome books free of charge to micro community isolated children without family financial means and will be delivering more. We have provided and continue to provide daily free WiFi hot spots in underserved low income children’s homes and have opened up WiFi networks all free of charge to families most impacted. We provide cell phones to ensure safety and weekly take home STEM art, science and family engagement projects provided by Art Trek and the Discovery Science Center. This summer we have kids going to a real live in person STEM day camp for 10 weeks.
Fall 2020 AmeriCorps program (AmeriCorps) partnered with California Lutheran University and Safe Passage to provide DAILYacademic college tutors to kids. The AmeriCorps College members serve as dailyliteracy tutors supporting Kindergarten through 57h grade by providing one-on-one tutoring in science reading and math.
We are a community of organizations; Conejo Recreation and Park District, Schools, Nonprofits, Volunteers, Health Care providers, Businesses and the Police Department focused on helping make pathways for K-6 grade children in order to avoid being enticed into gangs. Come inside here and see why Safe Passage works.
Are you passionate about safe communities and tomorrow's leaders? We are looking for you to help us with these vulnerable youth. We need partners for our literacy, education, science and mentoring programs. Help us make our vision a reality. We will need these determined children for our collective future.
Safe Passage is unique. We bring the power of community to the children, daily, and year-round right where they live in vulnerable micro-communities. We are parents, recreation leaders, police officers, librarians, teachers and high school volunteers.
DONATE YOUR TIME AS A VOLUNTEER OR PROVIDE DIRECT AID OR DONATE MONEY FOR COVID RELIEF
SAFE PASSAGE UTILIZES VOLUNTEERS FOR PROVIDING COVID RELIEF SERVICES 7 DAYS A WEEK TO THE CHILDREN WHO NEED IT MOST.
OUR GOAL THIS SUMMER IS 100 KIDS TO FREE DAY CAMP FOR 8 WEEKS.
SUPPORT SAFE PASSAGE YOUTH. PAY PAL GIVING FUND WAIVES ALL FEES. WE TAKE PRIDE THAT EVERY DOLLAR DONATED IS USED DIRECTLY FOR AID TO THE KIDS. DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, NOT A CENT IS USED FOR OVERHEAD. THAT IS PAID FOR BY EACH OF THE NON PROFIT BOARD MEMBERS. CLICK ON THE PHOTO ABOVE TO DONATE.
Since 2014, the local gang population has been decreased 34.8% because of Safe Passage. A 25 year record low.
These children are up for grabs. Our community can protect them, or gangs can. They spend 6 days a week with positive role models that include retired teachers, street cops, youth counselors. In total 35,021 hours for 2020.
Ask any cop. Have they ever arrested a 15-35 year old gang member that spent any day of the week at a Theatrical Performance, Play, Art Show, Museum or Music Class? The Answer, "NO." We can't simply keep arresting our way out of society's youth social problems. Safe Passage sends all children free of charge each week to plays, art classes, musicals, museums and colleges.
Police cars arrived at the hospital filled with kids and took them into surgery. To learn how to use robots to save lives.
2101 East Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, California. 91360
Safe Passage Youth Foundation is a IRS recognized non-profit with full 501©(3) status. Our mission is simple, to support our children and show them the way to “at promise” instead of “at risk.”
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