Our Mission & Vision
If Given A Chance identifies vulnerable, yet resilient, Napa County high school juniors who have faced extraordinary challenges and demonstrated a commitment to continuing their education to better their lives. We help students regain their sense of self-worth, emotional balance, and independent living skills through mentoring, life-skills training, mental health support, and financial assistance. IGAC provides ongoing support as these students navigate the challenges of obtaining a college degree or completing a technical training program so they can achieve job security, experience increased quality of life, and become a contributing member of their community.
“I recognize the important work If Given A Chance is doing every single day. Through mentoring and financial assistance, they help our most vulnerable young people succeed and pursue a college education. I was proud to designate this organization as the charity recipient at my holiday party in 2020, raising over $200,000!”
Bill Dodd, California State Senator
A New Day for If Given A Chance
Announcing a new partnership with Students Rising Above
Supporting Napa County High School & College Students
Changing lives of 400+ students