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Volunteers Make R.O.C.K. Tick


Did you know that R.O.C.K. has hundreds of volunteers who donate their time to make our programs a success? In this issue, you'll hear about some of the people who have helped to make R.O.C.K. a special place for our kids.  Be sure to scroll down to see how you can get involved.

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Andrew Bogut of the GS Warriors visits R.O.C.K.
Andrew Bogut, center for the Golden State Warriors visited our program at Visitacion Valley Middle School in February. With the help of financial service company PwC, Bogut gave some career advice to R.O.C.K. participants. Check out the full article and pictures of Bogut with R.O.C.K. participants on the Warriors' website.

R.O.C.K. Star Volunteer

Jordan has been volunteering with R.O.C.K.’s Student Adult Leadership Training (S.A.L.T.) for four years. What keeps him coming back is the impact he sees R.O.C.K. inspire in students. S.A.L.T. was created to provide an adult mentor relationship for students in middle school and high school. But when Jordan volunteers, it’s as if a role reversal occurs. Sometimes being an adult in the school of R.O.C.K. means learning more from the students.

On multiple occasions the S.A.L.T. program has brought participants to the ropes course at Fort Miley. One of the...

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Meet the Brewer
Ray is one of our homebrewers for our upcoming event R.O.C.K. the Brew. His Genteel Pale Ale is sure to draw more than the polite and refined. The name for this beer comes from a joke with a fellow beer nerd that overused the word genteel in his descriptions of beer on a beer app.

Ray originally began brewing with kombucha. With a vision to create a beer/kombucha fusion, he set out researching beer making. Although he hasn’t mastered this process yet, he has decided to focus his skills on getting better at brewing beer, before branching out to create a kombucha ale. He is excited that R.O.C.K. the Brew will be his first competition and that he will be brewing for a good cause. Be sure to buy your tickets for R.O.C.K. the Brew on April 16th, so you can taste Ray’s Genteel Pale Ale.

Coming Up!

R.O.C.K. the Brew

We are excited to announce our first ever, Official SF Homebrew Competition and Tasting.  Featuring a home brew competition, food, silent auction, raffle and lots of fun San Franciscan’s coming together in the spirit of drinking beer, it is sure to be a great time.  All proceeds benefit R.O.C.K., so join us to drink for a good cause!

Saturday, April 16th - 2-5pm
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Participate in the
2016 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

For the sixth straight year, (R.O.C.K) is proud to put together a charity race team to participate in the 2016 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Now, this is not a competitive team, but a team with heart as each member is committed to raising money to support R.O.C.K.’s programs.

Sunday, June 12th
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Teambuilding at
2016 Go for Good

Does your company have what it takes to go head-to-head against some of the biggest corporations in the Bay Area? Do you have the intelligence to solve complex puzzles, the creativity to create hilarious scenes captured on film and the street smarts to locate unexpected actors as you traverse San Francisco?

Friday, July 15th - 1-5pm
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Please contact Sarah at if you are interested in volunteering at any of the following opportunities.

Soccer Skill Drills: Established in 1994, this thriving program is a fun, introductory sports program that focuses on one sport for six weeks. Each three-hour session leads boys and girls in first through fifth grade through non-competitive skill development exercises and team-building activities.Saturdays in April & May (4/9-5/14) from 9:30am-12pm.

Student Adult Leadership Training: SALT is all about challenge and connection. Designed for middle and high school youth, SALT takes participants on challenging outdoor adventure activities and community service opportunities. Volunteers for this program will need to have a car and be able to help drive the participants to and from the day’s activity. Saturdays in April & May (4/9-5/21) – Times vary depending on activity.

Project Healthfest: A Health oriented fair designed by R.O.C.K. participants! Volunteers will help run booths, distribute prizes, and educate the community about healthy living. Saturday, April 30th noon-3:30pm.

See what's new at R.O.C.K.
R.O.C.K. on Bay Area Focus
CBS Bay Area Focus interviews Real Options for City Kids Director Curt Yagi and Middle School Co-Coordinator Corinne Wong.
A Day at Skill Drills
I am never quite awake enough when I reach Skill Drills on Saturday mornings. With my coffee mug firmly attached to one hand...
Meet Eddie
He is a Skill Drills volunteer who has consistently shown up on Saturdays throughout the session...
PwC, Golden State Warriors and R.O.C.K.
The Warriors hosted an Earn Your Future event in alliance with PwC and R.O.C.K.
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