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 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 falling into the wrong hands and directly correlates with fever homicides, suicides and accidental gun relates deaths in our community
The other objective is to provide educational resources for the students in our community programs sponsored include: school tutoring for middle and high school students, Schools supplies for participating schools, book stipend and college application fees
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 college bound youth
Applicants to this program are college bound at-risk youth who have proven academic success. Applicants receive a stipend to cover their college application fees.
Higher Education Book Funds
College bound at-risk youth students attending a two to four year college who have proven academic success can apply to this program, and receive a book stipend to purchase necessary classroom books and school supplies.
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, 55 Springstowne Center, Suite 325, Vallejo, CA 94591. 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.