Teen Services Sonoma

December 2015
Thank you for all of your support and generosity! We are so excited to share all of the latest news from Teen Services Sonoma! 
John Randall Memorial Scholarship Recipient is Working Towards Her Degree

 Jillie Irving worked for 3 years at Teen Services' No Name CafĂ© at Sonoma Valley High School and with the Lovin' Oven Events & Catering program. She received the John Randall Memorial Scholarship from Teen Services Sonoma upon graduation in 2015. She recently enrolled at Napa Valley Junior College for the 2016 Spring semester to take classes towards her AA degree with the goal of becoming a Chemical Dependency Counselor. 

Jillie recently shared the following with us :
"I am so grateful for Teen Services Sonoma. They taught me how to be who I am and how to love who I am. They have changed my life in just so many ways. They awarded me a scholarship last year and as I am paying for school, I can't help but cry with how much help they have given me.  I have sooo much love for Cristin Felso,  Jodie Taylor, and Tracy Kitz  and just everyone there. Thank you sooo much for all your support with everything and anything. Teen Services Sonoma Rocks!!!"
Skills For Life Students Graduate

 On December 7th, 18 students from Sonoma Valley High School and Hanna Boys Center received their  Skills for Life certificates at the graduation ceremony held at Saddles MacArthur Place. Students were joined by volunteers and staff and were honored with awards for Consistent Contribution, Most Improved, Best Portfolio and Perfect Attendance. We are so proud of all of our students who persevered this semester and are now Ready to Work!  Thank you to all our community members and collaborative partners who made this Fall 2015 session a huge success!

Star Volunteers

Jerica Tercero and David Wells were honored at the annual Star Celebration of volunteers in Sonoma Valley on October 4th. They w orked as a team this year to produce the entire live auction for our annual Cowboy Cab fundraiser. Their hard work helped us to more than double our Live Auction earnings over last year.
Introducing Our Lovin' Oven Coordinator
Liccet Mata-Guzman recently joined the Teen Services Sonoma team in September. Liccet began her training as a pastry assistant at El Dorado Kitchen then went on to work at some of the top restaurants in San Francisco. She returned to Sonoma to work as a pastry chef at Crisp Bakeshop. We are so excited with the amount of talent and potential she brings to the Lovin' Oven!
      Niels Chew Honored 


On November 11th, friends and family members of Niels Chew gathered at the Teen Services Sonoma building to dedicate a plaque on the property to remember Niels Chew and his countless contributions to serving teens over decades. The plaque inscription reminds teens and visitors that "his unwavering dedication, generosity, kindness and humility were gifts to teens".  

Niels dedicated his life to standing beside those who needed him. His kind and gentle heart and selfless service has forever left an impact on Sonoma Valley.
 Free Children's Bikes at Operation Bicycle

The bike basement currently has an abundance of children's bikes we can  donate to families in need. 

Looking for a Christmas gift? There are many great adult bikes for sale! 

Stop by between 1:30-7:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
Celebrate Thanksgiving Together

On Wednesday, November 25th, teens gathered at the teen center and enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast that was prepared by the Lovin' Oven. 
Our "Ready to Work" portfolio of services provides teens and young adults with work readiness training, work-based learning opportunities, job placement services, and coaching, which instill confidence and empower them for employment and life success.

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