Aaron and Kim Osheroff presented a $20,000 contribution check to the nonprofit Novato Youth Center this week.
“Our kids have been attending Novato Youth Center since 2000," Aaron and Kim said. "Melody was our first child to attend, and we were very impressed with the teachers and services. Since then, Melissa and Noah have attended as well. We appreciate the Novato Youth Center's dedication to providing quality childcare, and the important role the Center plays in the community.”
A one-of-a-kind 501c3 nonprofit agency built by community volunteers, the Novato Youth Center serves 4,200 youths and their families annually.
The Center’s Executive Director Cheryl Paddack believes that, “Because Novato has the highest concentration of youth in Marin County, we believe we have a responsibility to ensure services are accessible, high quality, and relevant to the needs of youth in Novato. We are deeply appreciative of the Osheroff’s contribution that will go to support our Early Childhood Education and It’s All Elementary! Afterschool Programs. Melody attended the Center for nine years before her tragic death. We are very grateful that the Osheroff’s chose to contribute to the Center that has cared for their children.”
The Novato Youth Center’s holiday campaign efforts are in full swing. With a $3,000,000 annual budget, the Center asks for the support from Novato residents this holiday season. “Our five programs support youth as they develop their academic, physical, social, and emotional skills. The programs work together in a comprehensive way to provide a deeper impact for youth” Paddack expresses.
Program areas include: Child Development and Family Engagement, Youth & Family Counseling, Adolescent Health & Wellness, Community-based Prevention Programs, and Sports Leagues.
Please click here if you would like to make an online contribution to support the Center’s efforts.
In addition, the Center serves as the fiscal sponsor for Healthy Novato and the Novato Blue Ribbon Coalition for Youth. In a community effort to reduce underage drinking and keep our community safe for all youth, please join us for a youth-led Photovoice Exhibit, "Through the Lens of Youth: Transforming the Culture of Underage Drinking in Novato," on Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m. at Novato City Hall. Read this for more information.
Happy Holidays from the Novato Youth Center! Your contributions make an immediate difference locally and help ensure that youth are successful at home, in school and in life.