Students recognized for achievements during difficult times

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Members of Community Outreach Ministry attend Riverside County Office of Education’s “Year of our Youth” address, including Bob Davies, left, co-founder and president; Yolanda Burgess, treasurer; Mona Davies, middle right, co-founder and director, and Donna Barkley, coordinator. Valley News/Community Outreach Ministry photo
WILDOMAR – Riverside County superintendent Judy D. White, Ed.D., spoke at the March 5 State of Education Address luncheon. White discussed the Riverside County Office of Education’s “Year of our Youth: Beacon of our Destiny” accomplishments. Those in attendance included educators, businesses, government, civic, faith-based and community leaders. Also celebrating the student’s achievements at the luncheon was Community Outreach Ministry, a nonprofit organization focused on giving at-risk children a second chance to be winners and champions. The group’s mission is to help break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, drugs, violence, delinquency, gangs and incarceration in at-risk youth affected by parental incarceration. The “Year of our Youth” luncheon recognized both students
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