Juma Casino Night- 5th Anniversary

Casino Night is a fundraiser supporting the high-impact youth
development programs of Juma Ventures. Working together, we hope to
raise $50,000 to ensure that underserved youth in the San Diego area
complete a four-year college education. 

Event sponsors and their guests will enjoy a memorable evening at the
San Diego Hall of Champions—including taking a turn at their favorite
casino tables, privately touring the museum, enjoying fun music and
tasty food and drinks. Juma will also have their Annual Youth Awards
during the ceremony, highlighting the Employee of the Year, Academic
All-Star, and Triple Crown Award Winner!

Since 1993, Juma has helped more than 3,000 low-income students earn $3
million in wages and save more than $2 million toward a college
education.

 

WHAT IS JUMA?

Oct 24, 2012
6:00 am until 9:00 am

Juma Ventures is a powerful force for change for under-resourced youth
who are motivated to earn a college degree. Juma students participate in
an innovative, award-winning program that combines employment in social
enterprises at major sports venues, academic support, financial
education, and matched savings to ensure that low-income young people
complete a four-year college education. 

These jobs and support services, in conjunction with the supportive
peer and adult relationships that students form in Juma's program,
provide the foundation for young people to transcend challenging
circumstances and make successful transitions into higher education and
adulthood. In 2012, Juma Ventures will serve more than 750 students
between the ages of 16 and 19 years old. Juma students are recruited
through schools and community programs in some of San Francisco,
Oakland, New York and San Diego's most impoverished neighborhoods. 

 

WHY JUMA?

Juma is an answer to a very real crisis: Over one-third of America's
college students and half of our minority students fail to earn a
college degree—even after six years. 

 

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