You’re invited, so come on out and join the celebration on June 4th at 6pm at the Northbrae Community Church in Berkeley. Tickets at BOSS at https://self-sufficiency.org
The Berkeley High Jazz Ensemble will perform, along with other entertainment, Leslie Stoval, from KPFA will MC, BETV, Berkeley’s local TV station will cover the event, Mayor Bates and Kyle Evans of the 2014 Rising Stars Cohort are expected to speak, and Café Rouge, Cake4kids.org and other great local eateries will keep you happy all evening long. And some great items have been rounded up for our silent auction. Thanks to everyone who has donated to the event and Awardee gifts, and to our wonderful sponsors, The Tileshop, Mechanics Bank, Kaiser Permanente, Comerica Bank, Jonathan K. DeYoe, and many others who make the event and scholarships possible.
Each year BOSS, through the Rising Stars program, provides scholarships to selected awardees at the Annual Rising Stars Celebration event. Scholarships are announced at the event.
It’s tough enough to get through the teenage years and graduate high school. Doing it while you’re dealing with homelessness, caring for family members, or other major difficulties seems impossible. Yet these 20 youth have made it and they deserve our appreciation and support as they move on toward college or career.
As we know, some of the most famous and successful people in the world had rough starts. The traits that got them through the rough patches are the same traits that took them to the stars. If you’re a business leader, hire or mentor a young person who has met the challenge. They are likely to do it again. And again.
Thank you! See you among the stars on June 4th! -Malaga Smith, BOSS Board Member and proud sponsor