WE’RE WORKING WITH LOCAL LEADERS AND DEVELOPERS TO DESIGN AND BUILD A TEEN CENTER FOR AT RISK YOUTH IN THE CITY OF SAN BERNARDINO
How can you get involved?
Together, we can make this dream of bringing hope to the teenagers of San Bernardino a reality.
The projected cost of constructing this space is 1.3 million dollars and by donating funds, we can bring these spaces to life and give much-needed aid to the next generation.
If you would like to support the teen center project by donating building materials, skilled labor, or furnishings, let us know here.
The Hill Teen Center has three project phases totaling $1,320,000. We’ve met our Phase 1 goal of $500,000 and have almost met our Phase 2 goal of $320,000. We’re excited to move forward towards the Phase 3 goal of $500,000.
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By donating funds, building materials, skilled labor or furnishings, we can bring these spaces to life and give much needed aid to the next generation.
SAN BERNARDINO TEEN CENTER
Students in San Bernardino are struggling with loneliness, mental health, violence, housing insecurity, access to hygienic products, services, and personal safety. 10% of minors are currently homeless, and 90% are classified by the School Board as “socioeconomically disadvantaged”. Sandals Church and the ROGO Foundation, in partnership with multiple city and county educators as well as local small business owners and nonprofits, have decided to address these problems by launching a Teen Center giving teenagers access to a safe, clean, and fun environment for them to connect with their peers and adults who want to walk alongside them, as well as get access to valuable aid.
By redesigning a rundown and unused building at Sandals Church San Bernardino, the Teen Center will provide access to laundry facilities, licensed counseling, clothing, healthy food, recreational facilities and regular programming, as well as career/opportunity development facilities and services.
An energy efficient laundry facility open to students of surrounding middle and high schools, free of charge, allowing them access to the facility, which will include water efficient washers/dryers (along with detergent, fabric softener, bleach, etc.) and a lounge for them to hang out in while they wait for their laundry.
A fully furnished and beautifully designed lounge space for students to rest, relax, or even get some studying done. While safe and secure alternatives to hanging out on the streets are hard to come by, this lounge will serve as a sanctuary for teenagers—a place where they’ll feel safe to let their guard down.
This eco-friendly, drought tolerant landscaped patio space will support various programming opportunities, including open-mic nights, life skill classes, and micro-concerts, while also being accessible to students to hang out with their friends or work on their homework.
COUNSELING AND TUTORING
Partnering with licensed professionals and local organizations, several rooms and spaces will be available for free counseling to support students’ mental and emotional health needs and tutoring to broaden their academic/career opportunities in the future, as well as STEM spaces to enhance their learning.