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Earlier this year the OCUF identified a free youth mentor program that’s based in the Watts area of Los Angeles called the Watts Skills Academy (WSA).  The goal of this program is to equip youth with the necessary tools to be successful in life through sports. Currently, there are approximately 30 kids actively involved with WSA.  Although they have limited resources, the program has had positive feedback from the community and it’s growing faster than expected.

The director Mr. Ivan Jackson (LAPD OFFICER)  expressed a need for various types of apparel that represents the program to create a more uniform look ( tshirts, sweatshirts, team jerseys etc) for the youth and his team that facilitates the programs activities.

On 7-16-19 the OCUF presented a check to the Watts Skills Academy in the amount of $1,800.00 to help them purchase the needed apparel.  This will be the beginning of a relationship between the OCUF and the Watts Skills Academy where both organizations can collectively support each other’s mission and endeavors.

Boy Scout of America Troop 1803 is a primarily African-American Scout Troop based in Orange County, California. There are currently 11 young men serving as Scouts and are between 11 and 18 years of age. Scouting reinforces their duty to God, duty to country and duty to themselves. They are very active in the community doing such activities as helping the disabled with yard maintenance, handing out food baskets during Thanksgiving and a host of other activities.

The money allowed the Scouts to experience outdoor adventures that included:

White Water Rafting
Mud Run Obstacle completion
Horseback riding
Sporting Events

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