Rialto Youth Collaborative
25 Years of Service
As part of our 25 Years of Service Program, West Yost Associates invited clients and staff to tell us what charitable organizations matter in their communities. The City of Rialto recommended the Rialto Youth Collaborative. The Rialto Youth Collaborative’s mission is to provide opportunities that strengthen lifelong academic, artistic and social skills for the youth of Rialto. In February, West Yost made a donation to the Rialto Youth Collaborative to send 24 students from the City to visit NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena California.
“On behalf of the City of Rialto and the Rialto Youth Collaborative, we would like to say thank you again for your support and generosity in funding our trip to Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Lab. Our group had an amazing time and also sends their thanks and kind regards to West Yost! Students were educated, encouraged and engaged with some of NASA’s top engineers along with specialists from the Armstrong Flight Research Center. Without your assistance, this would not have been possible; your organization is truly appreciated.” — Sheree Lewis, City of Rialto , Administrative Assistant
24 students from the City of Rialto were granted the amazing opportunity to visit NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena California. In association with the White House Office of Science and Technology and President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper “National Lab Week”, NASA invited organizations and students who do not traditionally have the opportunity to visit local Labs and Centers and engage them in STEM-related activities and learning. My Brother’s Keeper is an initiative that was developed by the Obama Administration, joining with cities and towns, businesses, and foundations who are taking important steps to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and the skills they need to find a good job or go to college and work their way into the middle class.
As a supporter of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, the City of Rialto joined forces with the Rialto Youth Collaborative and identified students who would benefit the most from this experience and raised funds for transportation and lunch for these selected students.
See the attached flyer for more information.