GJC is looking forward to its new home in the Los Cabos Community Youth Center! Once finished the center will house multiple organizations all with the common goal to provide our youth with safety, hope and opportunity. The center will cover 80,000 square feet and include a multipurpose room, common areas for meetings/classes, administration area, community garden, playground and an adult learning center.
We are saddened by the loss of our dear GJC friend and co-founder Bill Ash. Bill was an amazing man who cared so much about our GJC youth. He will be deeply missed.
His final wishes were conveyed to his loving wife Onagh. “No stupid funeral, no flowers, just cremate me and spread my ashes in the Sierras and on the East Cape. Use the money for the GJC kids.”
You can donate in his name by clicking on the Donations button in our menu bar. There will be two celebrations of his life in early November at the Ash Family Ranch and Los Cabos.
A big thank you goes to the amazing Solaz Resort for giving our youth the opportunity to spend a day at the resort learning about the different jobs a luxury hotel such as theirs offers. For the second year in a row, more than 100 kids, ages 10-17, had the chance to learn from the Solaz staff about the opportunities available in their facility. The staff was great with our kids and shared their knowledge freely.
Our Closing Ceremony was held on June 15 at the Cineopolis in Los Cabos. More than 400 youth participated. The accomplishments of our amazing Social Change Agents was celebrated and honored by the coaches, board members, school principals, teachers and families. These amazing young people are the future of Mexico! We are so proud of them all!
Thank you to Casa Calavera Los Cabos in Vidanta for opening their doors in support of Gente Joven por un Cambio. Taco Tuesday was a sold out success raising much needed funds for the programs of GJC! Taco Tuesday featured a competition between Onagh Ash founder of GJC and Dana Leuenberger from Los Cabos Home & Life. This unique event was organized by All Access Cabo by Bea at Casa Calavera Los Cabos. Many thanks to all who attended!
Our annual Chili Cook-Off was a huge success raising $30,000 for the programs of Gente Joven por un Cambio! This year's winners were Lynn Greenwood, Marc Wilson, Brian Wagner and Sharon Vasilev. Chef Juan from El Espontaneo restaurant was our guest judge for the night. There was a cornbread tasting as well. Thank you to the nearly 100 supporters who showed up to support our efforts!
February 16, 2019 - Our Race for Friendship is held annually and inspires healthy competition among the youth. We were happy to see more than 300 Agents of Change participate in this 3rd edition. The success of this event was possible thanks to socially responsible companies including Puerto Los Cabos, Anchor Storage, Powerade, Grupo Ge Villada, Cabo Local and Ron Heaver.
January 26, 2019 -Our heartfelt thanks goes out to those who attended a private fundraiser in Puerto Los Cabos and generously made donations to Gente Joven Por Un Cambio. More than $17,000 was raised and then matched by an anonymous donor! This money will be used to continue our important programs for the youth of Los Cabos. Thank you to all of the generous donors!
January 14, 2019 - Many thanks to Gevilla at Vivero Los Cabos for your generosity! Vivero is the largest landscaping company in the region and are specialists in design, management, construction and maintenance of integral landscaping. Vivero will be providing the landscaping and organic gardens for the new Los Cabos Community Youth Center. They will also lend their expertise in gardening to the youth and families in our community.
December 15, 2018 - Our GJC youth enjoyed their annual Christmas Posada at the clubhouse in La Playita. More than 300 enthusiastic kids attended and enjoyed games, pizza, cotton candy, magicians, pinatas and more! Thank you to all of the coaches, donors and volunteers who made it happen. The smiles on the faces of our youth said it all!
December 9, 2018 - Every year Los Cabos Children's Foundation selects a topic to emphasize. This year it was "Creating Awareness." GJC was one of the six organizations to run a workshop based on this topic and it was called "How My Actions Affect Others" with an emphasis on bullying . The participants pledged their commitment to be part of the solution to this ongoing problem.
December 5, 2018 - Our program could not exist without the coaches who mentor, guide and empower our students. The second training of our coaches was rewarding and inspiring. Thank you coaches for your interest and commitment to our kids and community and for allowing us to be able to fulfill the GJC dream of teaching and empowering our Agents of Change.
November 9, 2018 - Youth Biz (Young Americans Center for Financial Education) spent two days with students of GJC. They traveled from Colorado and brought their Entrepreneur Workshop and taught our
eager students how to make their dreams a successful business! Thank you Youth Biz!
October 6, 2018 - Our future Agents of Change, all ready to kick off this 2018-2019 season!
September 29, 2018 - We started our coach training to educate our volunteers on the Agents of Change Program and provide them with the necessary tools to work with our youth. We are so grateful for our volunteers and excited to see them in action this season!
July 26, 2018 - Our youth attended the 2018 Career Fair. We are very lucky to have the support of our friends from Solaz, A Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos to show our youth the departments, training and staff that a 5-Star Hotel requires. When it's time to decide on a career, they will have more information to visualize their future. Thanks to all our friends at this beautiful and majestic hotel for their time and thanks to our coaches and volunteers for joining our mission to help empower and develop our youth!
June 27, 2018 - In the company of our youth, coaches and sponsors we celebrated and recognized our Agents of Change for all their hard work during the 2017-2018 season. We'll see you next season 2018-2019 to continue creating social change!
February 15, 2018 - The annual Country for Kids fundraiser successfully raised $535,000 for the new Los Cabos Youth Center. The funds are being used to create the new Los Cabos Youth Center. More than 150 donors from the United States, Mexico and Canada attended Country for Kids. They were treated to a delicious dinner in an amazing setting at Acre Restaurant in San Jose del Cabo. The evening featured a live auction and donors generously bid on items ranging from a deep sea fishing excursion to an honorary judging designation selecting the “Car of the Year” with the Robb Report. Following the auction, the band Merging Blue performed.