May 22, 2019

Jocelyn Vega Robledo grew up in a home filled domestic violence, which culminated when she witnessed her father stab her mother to death. Today, as she prepares to graduate from Napa High, her goal is to become a defense attorney, “to help women like my mother.”


December 10, 2018

For 2019, the If Given A Chance Board of Directors has expanded the mission of the If Given A Chance Awards to include mentoring vulnerable junior high school students through their senior year to increase their success in college or a vocational school.

IGAC has create...

August 8, 2017

Koda Sage Inman-Ahlstrom 
Koda Sage Inman-Ahlstrom graduated from New Technology High School in June of 2017.  He will be attending Napa Valley Junior College for one year and then transferring to the University of Missouri on an athletic scholarship. Koda has been par...

January 6, 2017

Nick Offord began working in sound in Northern California before relocating to Los Angeles in 2009. Since then he has enjoyed collaborating with directors such as Jacob Rosenberg, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Eva Longoria. His expertise in traditional analogue mixing and P...

June 14, 2016

If Given A Chance is honored to present the 2016 Recipients:

  • Adrian Velazquez - Santa Rosa JC

  • Carlos Estrella - Napa Valley College 

  • Miranda Peralta - will be enrolling in the future

  • Amanda Lindgren- Napa Valley College

  • Katherine Oriarte- Na...

June 9, 2015

If Given A Chance is honored to present the 2015 Recipients:

  • Leidy Tovar - Gettysburg College

  • Kimberly Ramirez - UC Merced

  • Caroline Mlynar - Sonoma State

  • Marcos Alcantar - UC Davis

  • Elena Kollin - UC Santa Cruz

In addition, If Given in very...

November 20, 2014

100+ Women Who Care about Napa County heard Allison Haley talk about If Given A Chance and how we find local youth that have gone through tremendous personal trials and challenges and need someone to believe in them and give them a chance. After Allison’s moving speech...

July 15, 2014

If Given  A Chance is very pleased to announce the following 2014 Graduates:

  • Wes Simpson - Sac State

  • Yvette Espinoza - NVC

  • Noelle Roldan - Dominican University of CA.

If Given thanks everyone for their support of these wonderful students.

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