Apr 25, 2016
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by Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia,

I hope you’ll join me this Friday, April 29 for the Be a Kid! Home by Midnight  annual fundraiser for the RYSE Youth Center in Richmond.

Click here to get your tickets.

RYSE’s annual spring fundraising event is a “happy-hour” style party with delicious food and refreshments. This year’s event will include drawing lessons led by an accomplished local artist, live performances by RYSE youth, and a variety of interactive activities for adults to explore how youth navigate their self-discovery in a supportive, relevant youth-driven environment.

This event is the one occasion at RYSE that is exclusively for people age 21 and over. 

At the RYSE Center, youth receive a host of services covering health and wellness, education and employment, and leadership training. There’s also a range of enriching activities including media and performance arts, gardening, and sports.

The proceeds from this event support the RYSE Center in creating safe spaces and programs grounded in social justice to build the power of young people to love, learn, educate, heal, and transform lives and communities.

Now in its 7th year, RYSE has served more than 3,000 young people. As one of its founders and a current RYSE board member, I personally see the positive differences it makes in the lives of our youth.

Click here to get your tickets.

What: RYSE “Be a Kid: Home by Midnight” Fundraiser

When: Friday, April 29, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: RYSE 205 41st St. at Macdonald, Richmond

For more information, contact: Tavae Samuelu at 562.552.2717 or tavae@rysecenter.org



About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.