Our Humble Beginnings . . .
Antone E. Raymus, longtime home builder and developer, had a vision for a safe and productive place for struggling children who were in danger of being lost to society. Those children were struggling in school, and often ended up in our judicial system. Therefore, in October of 1997, with the help of his good friend Bob Camden, Mr. Raymus held several meetings with community leaders that led to the formation of what we now call Give Every Child A Chance.
Over the last 15 years Give Every Child A Chance has grown in leaps and bounds. Although Mr. Raymus passed away in 2004, Give Every Child A Chance continues to operate under the premise of his favorite saying:
“In 100 years it won’t matter what car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much I had in my bank account, nor what my clothes looked like, but the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.” - Anonymous
Sequoia Elementary Pilot Supper Program: Manteca Unified School District in conjunction with Give Every Child A Chance will be offering a free supper to all students attending the after school program at Sequoia Elementary School. Start date is to be determined.
Give Every Child A Chance is applying for funding through 21st Century Community Learning Centers from the After School Division with the California Department of Education to conduct after school programs at the following schools:
ASSET's Funding (High Schools): Weston Ranch, Sierra, Manteca, Lathrop, East Union and New Vision.
Elementary Schools: Veritas, Mossdale, New Haven, Neil Hafley, George McParland, Brock Elliott, Stella Brockman, Joseph Widmer and Joshua Cowell.