Local Community Center Holds Graduation

Like I have said before, it’s not always about politics. Sometimes, it is about more important things, like our kids.

Apparently, I am no  longer on the press release list of the City’s Public Information Officer, Lisa Woolery. So, I have to cull my information from the city website and other sources just like any regular citizen.

So, the other day, I was perusing the website when I cam across a great little PR piece on our own Tustin Youth and Family Center. From their press release:

Tustin Youth and Family Center Celebrates Kids Corner Graduation

Today parents, teachers, staff and most importantly, the pre-school children enrolled in the Kids Corner program at the Tustin Family and Youth Center celebrated their graduation. Thirty-one children and their families attended the ceremony and reception.

Kids Corner is a kindergarten readiness program for pre-k students who are at least 4 years old and will be entering kindergarten the following year. Each session is
twelve weeks and free to families who meet eligibility requirements.

Curriculum focuses on alphabet and letters, colors, counting, shapes, writing, reading readiness, dramatic play, science centers and social interaction. The program also focuses on learning about being in school.

Kids Corner is funded through the Tustin Parks & Recreation Department. Applications are available at the Tustin Family and Youth Center at 14722 NewportAvenue and questions may be directed to the center at (714) 573-3370.

Unfortunately, the press release did not state the date of the graduation, so I asked. The PIO was nice enough to forward my email to Stephanie Najera, the Executive Coordinator at the Center. She advised me the event took place on May 16, 2012.

The Youth and Family Center was built in 1996 and has served the underserved in our community ever since. They provide tutoring and life skills for kids and teens and, in their  best fashion, help working families provide study assistance, pre-school  education and social skills for their kids. The Center is run under the auspices of the Tustin Parks and Recreation Department. The city has a web page here that has not been updated since 2011. It does say you can stop by the Center for more information or feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department or contact Stephanie directly at: (714) 573-3012.

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About Jeff Gallagher

My day job is a peace officer for the 2nd largest law enforcement agency in Orange County. I live in and love Tustin where my family and I have resided for the past 17 years. I am a highly moderate libertarian that despises hardcore Republicans, Democrats and anyone else who is not willing to compromise for the good of the people.

Posted on June 13, 2012, in Local Government, nonpolitical, Tustin City Commissions and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off.

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