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Give Every Child A Chance

Manteca Chamber of Commerce

2013-14 Non-Profit of the Year

Presented June 13, 2014




2014 Research & Evaluation Document

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(Completed by San Joaquin Data Co-Op)



Give Every Child A Chance

From its humble beginnings in 1998 with a single tutoring site and 13 tutors, Give Every Child A Chance (GECAC) has emerged as a unique organization dedicated to helping children reach their fullest potential.

 

What has made GECAC, a non-profit organization so special? Volunteers. From the founders, board of directors, community partners, corporate sponsors, mentor tutors, every aspect of GECAC is driven by the generosity of community volunteers. Because of the efforts of literally hundreds of volunteers, GECAC is able to offer its tutoring services AT NO COST. Churches, businesses, civic clubs, educational and governmental organizations, youth programming have all joined forces to work for the benefit of our children. We are committed to developing and maintaining a quality mentor program that will have a positive impact on the lives of children in our community.

Our Founder- Antone Raymus

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 17 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