IGAC Press Release
If Given A Chance Partners with Students Rising Above to Expand Services to Napa County At-risk Youth
Like IGAC, San Francisco-based SRA is dedicated to impacting the future by investing in low-income youth who demonstrate a deep commitment to education and the strength of character to overcome poverty, homelessness, neglect and more. SRA has built a deep bench of talented and compassionate staff and volunteers, including college and career advisors, healthcare coordinators, college admission counselors, and youth mental health professionals, a feature which is very important for IGAC recipients.
With this strategic partnership, IGAC students will have access to a host of new benefits and services, including:
Monthly meetings with peer mentors and fellow students.
24/7 access to mental health therapists
Workshops on everything from college admissions, career choices and financial independence, to stress reduction and mental health
Financial aid support and advocacy
Access to The Hub, SRA’s first-of-its-kind online resource designed to provide students comprehensive, up-to-date information, personal advisors to facilitate college and career opportunities, and a supportive online community of motivated peers.
Our Mission & Vision
“While this partnership will bring many new services to our program, some important things will stay the same. Our mission will remain dedicated solely to supporting at-risk youth in Napa County. We will maintain our own board, conduct our own philanthropic activities, and work closely with Napa County high schools to select the neediest, yet most resilient students within our community,” said
— Allison Haley, President of the Board of IGAC and District Attorney of Napa County
About If Given A Chance
If Given A Chance identifies Napa County high school juniors who have overcome extraordinary challenges and demonstrated a commitment to continuing their education to support their positive path to success. IGAC helps students regain their sense of self-worth, emotional balance, and independent living skills through mentoring, life-skills training, and financial assistance. IGAC provides ongoing support as these students navigate the challenges obtaining a college degree or completing a professional/technical training program. IGAC believes in the transformative power of financial support, education, mentors, and role models to change lives and create new pathways for success.