May Newsletter
Photo taken by: Todd Montgomery
Our 14th Annual Evening Under the Oaks was a huge hit thanks to the generosity of our wonderful sponsors and community supporters! The night was filled with delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts provided by our Dinner Sponsors. Thank you to our Wine Sponsor, Ponte Winery and Beer Sponsor,
Ballast Point - Temecula.
Ashley, a former Oak Grove resident told her transformation for everyone to hear. She received a standing ovation and our guests we re truly moved. We are so proud that Ashley now works as a Peer Mentor in our THRIVE program!
A very special shout out to the tremendous philanthropists that became Legacy Partners and Signature Supporters along with all who raised the paddle to support the Oak Grove whether in the Autism Program, Dance or going to Boojum Outdoor Camp this Summer and Fall! We appreciate you!!! Because of your generosity the Baseball Field is closer to completion as well!
Chris and Todd Close of Murrieta Development
Photo taken by: Meggy Weggy Photography
Thank you to our Signature Supporter, K ä ren Locklin for gifting our youth dance classes with Miss Kimmie Morrow for
this upcoming year!
Oak Grove Youth were so grateful for being able to attend Boojum last year and now they are able to go for longer this year thanks to the generosity of our supporters!! (1 day as well as an overnight experience followed by a smaller 2-3 day overnight experience in the Fall)
Latest News at Oak Grove
Photo taken by: Bryan Carroll
Join us for the 6th Annual Murrieta Rod Run hosted by The Drifters Car Club of Southern California

Register now to ensure your spot and goody bag!

272 have already registered and we are filling up fast.

Our Field of Dream is becoming a reality due to the supporters of the Murrieta Rod Run. We appreciate all of you!

Thank you to the Drifters Car Club members for producing the Rod Run!
Sam's Story
"Several years before Sam’s retirement he and Sharon acquired what you would call a major project car, a 1955 Chevy 210. It took them about 3 years to build that car. It was basically a complete restoration from the ground up. The license plate on that car reads “SHASAM” which stands for Sharon and Sam. After cruising with the 55 Chevy for a few years they bought a 1940 Ford coupe because it was one of Sharon’s favorite cars. I remember if anyone ever needed help with their cars or anything he would always make himself available to help them out. Sam and Sharon really enjoyed cruising and going to car shows and because of them my husband got back into hot rodding. In 2011 when my husband retired we acquired a 1957 Chevy 210 and began cruising and going to car shows with them." Read more
In April,  Victoria Scarth  began her Mock Trial class with some of our High School students in Miss Lopez’s class. Students are learning interrogation techniques, taking turns being “on the stand” and the legal aspects and processes of criminal trial. Thank you Victoria!
Speechmasters is another enrichment workshop under the direction of  Sonya Linden, Vice-Chairman of the Board . Students have been learning the craft of speech-making and will showcase what they have learned at the upcoming graduation. We hope you can join us!  Thank you Sonya!
Join us for the
Speechmasters' Graduation
May 22, 2018 at 9:30 am
Oak Grove Center
Our 16th Annual Golf Classic and 11th Annual So-Cal Chef Open is coming up this Summer!

Mark your calendars for  Monday, August 27th . We will be back at Journey's Golf Course at Pechanga. We are thrilled to announce that this year the Chef Open will be held in the
NEW Grand Ballroom.

For more info and sponsorships contact Rosie Taranto at
THANK YOU to Dr. Candace Walters for her ongoing support of
the MISTT Program.
This month’s meeting will be on Thursday, May 17th at 1:15 pm in
the Oak Grove Library.

Be sure to mark your calendars to cheer on the youth of Oak Grove. RSVP HERE!

For May, The Daughters of the American Revolution made a contribution of gift cards to support our students.
Can we get a big round of applause for the our MIGHTY OAKS , who placed first in the team competition at the
Roar 5k on April 21st.

Oak Grove staff Kristina Taylor won the First Place individual prize! We are so proud of each and every one of you!
"Hello, my name is Kelli Neet, I am the newest Board of Directors member to Oak Grove Center. I was born and raised in Nebraska and have been apart of the Southern California community now for 4 years. My professional background consists of healthcare. I am married to Brad Neet and we share a beautiful three-year-old son together, Jaxson. I also sit on the Board of Directors for Circle of Safe-T, Inc., a non-profit for sexual assault victims. I look forward to serving my community and helping the children with the phenomenal programs
Oak Grove Center provides."

Thank you Kelli and Brad Neet for supporting Evening Under the Oaks and becoming a Legacy Partner by helping us send students to Boojum Outdoor Experience!
Last month, the Oak Grove students and staff celebrated Autism Awareness month.

They all threw on some jerseys and "Teamed up with Autism"!
The Jack Weaver School students participated in an All School Activity to blow up a volcano that they had made with Diet Coke and Mentos. 

Thank you to San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and United Way for supporting our STEAM curriculum!

How you can help us
Empower Success and Transform Lives:
Looking for a way to give back? Become an  Oak Grove Angel! We are currently looking for help with Golf Classic and Chef Open in August! For more information about becoming an Oak Grove Angel, email Tiffany Yang or call
951.677.5599 ext. 2238.
   As an Angel, you can help with Fundraisers, Participate in Special Events, including Year End Activities, MISTT, or Sharing About Oak Grove.
Click on the link below to be directed to the registration page!
Attention Amazon shoppers! Don't forget to link your Amazon accounts with Oak Grove Center through the Amazon Smile Program. All qualifying purchases will accumulate points for Oak Grove to use to help provide much needed items to our Youth throughout the year as well as those who's families are in financial need.
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