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Children's Education

Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Helena and Calistoga

A Life Turned Toward the Future

Maria came to the Club when she was 14. Her parents had drug problems and had lost their jobs. They lived on the streets until a St. Helena relative took Maria in. To deal with her homelessness Maria turned to drugs and was eventually arrested.

She came to the Club quiet and withdrawn. Maria worked with the staff to improve her grades by getting academic support (Project Learn). She also worked with the Club's youth diversion staff to get support for her drug habit and self-esteem issues. Maria is now the first in her family to graduate from high school and is in junior college studying criminal justice.