How you can help invest in our shared future
By donating a vehicle
One of the barriers to our kids returning to visit after graduating from juvenile hall or the foster care system is the lack of transportation to Yosemite. We need a vehicle that will allow us to take kids to Yosemite from Merced and other cities where we are involved.
By contributing to the rental of a Sacred Rok Home
Imagine a home in theYosemite area where the doors are always open, and these young people can feel safe and find their voice. Knowing that they are loved and trusted is critical to young people’s growth and development. ($10,000 annually is needed.)
By helping equip the house
This includes furniture, books, music, and art to nurture creative expression. ($4,000 in one-time funding would fully equip the house.)
By supporting a mentor for the youth
Imagine feeling all alone in the world, and someone believes in you. The Sacred Rok model is all about building relationships. The mentor will support Ron Kauk, help with transportation, and build a connection with the kids. We also need funding for operations. (Ongoing cost for staff and operations is $86,000 a year.
Provide an Alternative
Did you know that it costs more than $90,000 a year to keep a youth locked up? Sacred Rok is offering not just an alternative to this punitive incarceration model, but an introduction to an education centered on nurturing and healing, nature’s way.