Impact the lives of countless youth by
expanding our scholarship fund.
Help us to provide 22 training scholarships.
At One Circle Foundation, we transform lives and communities through the power of circles. Since 1997 we have been providing circles to youth and adults to create bonding, connection, and community. These programs are particularly crucial during a time when so many feel threatened and disconnected from their communities.
Every human needs to be loved and every human needs to belong. If we think of that statement for ourselves, we can all agree it is true. A central result of sitting in circle is the experience of belonging felt within.
The work of One Circle Foundation is so impactful but we cannot do it without your support.Our goal is to raise $8,000 to fund 22 training scholarships at $370 each. This affords a caring adult who works directly with youth to attend a Circle or Council training where they are equipped with the skills to go back to their setting, implement the program, and impact the lives of countless youth, year after year.
In 2016, one of our programs, Girls Circle, became the first evidence-based program in the nation proven to reduce delinquency. Outcomes additionally showed significant increases in educational goals and aspirations. The Council for Boys and Young Men program has also shown significant outcomes in school engagement and is currently part of a research study through Cornell University to prove a decrease in perpetrating violence.
Our approach offers youth a place of community to bond with peers and adults in circle in a fashion that is meaningful, purposeful, and has been effective across many cultures. Youth find their voice, strength, direction, purpose, and most of all, a place to learn life skills, be heard, accepted, supported, encouraged, and loved.
Our reach spans the nation. The adults who attend our training continue utilizing our programs year after year. Why? Because they see the change. They see the resiliency that is built, the strengths that are fostered, the hope, the connection, and the abilities needed to build healthy relationships, improve academics and bonding to school, overcome challenges and hardships, strengthen their true identity, and transition into adulthood as productive citizens and leaders. Our evidence-based, gender responsive programs are steeped in human development principles and practices that grow the human spirit.
We are writing with gratitude to those of you who have supported us in the past and asking for new and renewed help to continue to build our 2019 Scholarship Fund to spread the great work of Circle locally and nationwide to even more, deserving, caring youth. Our mission is that every young person can be part of this powerful programming.
Or you may send a check by mail:
One Circle Foundation
734 A Street, Suite 4
San Rafael, Ca 94901