MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:
September 27, 2013
Orange County Conservation Corps Contact:
Katharyn Bandoni, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1.888.641.2677 x302
Fullerton Ribbon Cutting Event to Celebrate New Charter School
[FULLERTON, Calif.] – Orange County Conservation Corps (OCCC) is partnering with Young Invincibles, a leading national group, on the ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate OCCC’s new charter school on September 27.
While over 500 young adults have graduated with a high school diploma from OCCC educational programs in the past, this last year marked the first graduating class of the Orange County Conservation Corps Charter School – a charter school on the organization’s premises. In honor of this first year, officials such as Mayor Bruce Whitaker, Senator Lou Correa, and Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva will attend. The ribbon cutting will be conducted by Theresa Harvey, Fullerton Chamber of Commerce President and CEO.
WHAT: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in honor of the Orange County Conservation Corps Charter School launch
WHERE: Orange County Conservation Corps, 1548 E. Walnut Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831
WHEN: Friday, September 27, 1:30-2:30 PM
Sometimes called a “Second Chance at Success,” for thousands of young adults the OCCC is a last chance to avoid gangs, stay free of drug abuse, avert incarceration, and ultimately ensure a positive life for themselves as working, productive members of our community. The school provides first-rate California High School Exit Exam preparation as well as California Standard based instruction in all academic subjects required by the state. This high-quality education prepares students to find good jobs that might have otherwise eluded them.
This event is one of fifteen stops on the Young Invincibles National Jobs Tour. With the unemployment rate for young adults in California standing at 20.2 percent—about twice the state average, Young Invincibles is highlighting the need to expand the workforce training and job creation programs which are so vital to our generation’s future. The Orange County Conservation Corps Charter School is just one of the many initiatives that is successfully preparing our generation for good careers.
Members of the print media are encouraged to RSVP by emailing Adriana Zyskowski at Adriana.Zyskowski@YoungInvincibles.org. Members of the non-print media can schedule one-on-one interviews separately with Adriana Zyskowski at Adriana.Zyskowski@YoungInvincibles.org. For more information please visit http://jobs.younginvincibles.org.
The Orange County Conservation Corps was founded in 1993 as part of the Anaheim anti-gang task force. The OCCC is a voluntary work and learn program that provides an opportunity for at-risk and disadvantaged youths, age 18 to 25. Their program grants Corpsmembers with an opportunity to earn a living while learning valuable employment skills through job training and attending our on-site charter school to earn their high school diploma.
Young Invincibles is a national organization committed to amplifying the voices of young adults, aged 18 to 34, and expanding economic opportunity for our generation. Young Invincibles ensures that young adults are represented in today’s most pressing societal debates through cutting-edge policy research and analysis and innovative campaigns designed to educate, inform and mobilize our generation to change the status quo.