Unlike children in nearby communities, most of Vallejo’s high-risk youth are not receiving community-based alternatives to divert youth from committing crimes and succeeding in school. Studies have shown that youth diversion programs such as mentorships and academic support programs inspire students and help them succeed in their classwork and in their lives. That’s why The Eric Reyes Foundation is partnering with the Vallejo Police Department and Vallejo Together to restore much needed educational youth programs in the community.
One of the objectives of the Eric Reyes Foundation is to provide educational resources for the students in our community programs sponsored include:
after school tutoring for our youth, school supplies, and college scholarships. Tutoring will help increase students motivation and attitude so he or she is able to reach full academic potential
The other objective is to reestablish an annual gun buy back program
in the City of Vallejo. An annual gun buy back provides a straight forward, efficient and easy way to dispose of unwanted guns. In addition, the gun buyback event is a way of reducing the availability of guns failing into the wrong hands and directly correlates with fever homicide, suicides and accidental gun relates deaths in our community
Above all, this approach to youth emphasizes a connection with the community and allows local youth to develop life skills. As children learn and grow, they help teach others become mentors amongst peers, and connected to the community.
Youth Diversion Programs
Fund college application fees for High Schools students in Vallejo
Applicants to this program are for at risk High school students who have proven academic success. Applicants will receive a stipend.
After School Tutoring Program
The tutoring and homework program is an after school educational program for at-risk students who live our community. This after school tutoring program provides free tutoring sessions for students who need one-on-one help with their homework and assignments. Our successes in helping the students achieve the outcomes of the tutoring translates into students successes in the classroom the following day
Connecting Youth to the Community Programs
Restoring youth diversion programs is a big undertaking, and we need your help. To begin the program we need monetary donations. Help us by becoming a sponsor.
Please make your contribution payable to The Eric Reyes Foundation using our Donations links or snail mail it to The Eric Reyes Foundation, 425B Virginia St. Vallejo, CA 94590. The Eric Reyes Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, Federal Tax ID 81-3958866. Your donation to The Eric Reyes Foundation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.