As many of you know I spend most of my Saturdays with an amazing organization called City of Dreams. The organization was created in order to build brighter futures through mentorship and youth development for some of San Francisco’s most deserving children. I am quickly approaching two years with the organization and it will likely be a big part of my life for many years to come.
You may recall from last year’s page that I began working with a young man named Kiere. He and I still work together one on one, as well as often participate in the organizations Super Saturday events. Kiere just finished his first year of middle school and handled the transition rather well. He was involved in band for the first time and has had an opportunity to play a couple of different instruments. Kiere also learned that middle school gave him more freedoms and allowed him to make more of his own choices. He is starting to understand that with these freedoms comes more responsibility, and with his choices come consequences whether they are positive or negative. Kiere ended the year on a high note in regards to grades but was not satisfied with his overall performance. I was very impressed with his improvement however we share a common goal of not being satisfied until all grades are A’s and B’s.
Last year one of our donors gave Kiere and I tickets to watch the Niners final preseason game against the Chargers. It was then that Kiere noticed the Niners were equipped with quite a talented back up quarterback by the name of Kaepernick. He wondered why we didn’t see him more often in games. How quickly that changed, and what a great season they had! What can I say my mentee has got an eye for talent! At the same game we stopped to talk with a police officer to ask some questions because Kiere has dreams of becoming a police officer. Kiere wanted to know if it would be ok if he just became an officer right after high school, but the officer said he would be crazy not to attend college and get a degree first. Thank you Mr. Officer! He reminded me that if he doesn’t become an officer he would become a lawyer because if he can persuade me to do something then a judge/jury would be a piece of cake!
As you can imagine this organization cannot continue without the help of more donations. I ask that you take a few brief moments to make a donation of any size to help ensure that we can continue to provide great services to youth in some of San Francisco’s most challenged areas. It is with your help that I am able to maintain and deepen relationships with some of my favorite kids on the planet! Thank you all for your support during last year’s fundraiser, and thank you all in advance for your donations this year!
How can I get involved?
You can also create your own team and start fundraising yourself for this amazing cause! Click on the link that says: JOIN THIS TEAM or FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN and create your own team page. It only takes a few minutes.
All fundraisers are invited to a fun-filled evening of strikes, spares, colorful shoes, food and drinks at our 8th Annual Bowl for the Kids event at Presidio Bowl on August 13th. We will be honoring the life of Marcus Law and celebrating our Junior Mentor President, Bianca, heading off to college this fall, along with celebrating the dedication and hard work of our fundraisers.