On March 14, 2018 at Harrah’s Convention Center, Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe awarded $25,000 towards programs in our community that benefit local youth.

The following presenters gave a brief description of the program on how the funds that were awarded would be used. It was a heartwarming program and all attendees learned from the presenters about the various programs that are helping youth in our community.

The presenters and the program funded are listed here:

Jen Nelson – NAMI, El Dorado County, SLT – Brain Health Leadership

Paula Peterson – St. Theresa Bread & Broth – 4-Kids Health Snack

Peggy Blowney – Tahoe Arts Project – Performing Arts in School

Kristy Wilson – Sierra House Elementary School PTA – Agroforestry Project

Cheyanne Lane – Tahoe Youth & Family – Drugstore Project

Maggie Brandenburg – Tahoe Rim Trail Association – Inspiring Local Youth in the Outdoors

Family Resource Center – Youth Equity Project, Leadership Opportunities

Jen Prahe – UCD Tahoe Environmental Research Center – South Tahoe Science Expo

Cary Brown – Lake Tahoe Environmental Science Magnet School – Growing Green Program

Krystal Long – BATS: Bringing Art to Schools – Meet the Masters

Jackie Tan – South Tahoe Middle School – Computer Coding for Girls

Gavin Germere – Friends of El Dorado County Library, SLT Chapter – Outdoor Learning Garden

Cindy Martinez – Bijou School – Get in the Act! Science Theater

Theresa Papandrea – SOS Outreach – Progressive Outdoor Program for Underserved Youth

Lyn Barnett – St. Joseph Community Land Trust – Motel to Housing Program

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