Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.)

At the beginning of the pandemic, we shifted and extended support to programs that needed it most.

Since 1994, R.O.C.K. is the largest provider of academic and social support for at-risk youth in Visitacion Valley. With support from Chance to Excel, they’ve been able to continue their work with the community during this uncertain time.

A letter from R.O.C.K outlining the impact the grant has had on their program:

R.O.C.K. Connect 27 (check out the 50 minute mark for a shoutout to Chance to Excel).

Connect 27 featured stories from R.O.C.K. students, inspirational R.O.C.K. alumni, and some special guests:
Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian
Brandon Schneider and Bonta Hill of the Golden State Warriors
local actress and comedian Anjelah Johnson
Renel Brooks-Moon and Gabe Kapler of the San Francisco Giants
Chasta Lynn of 107.7 The Bone
emcee David Louie of ABC7 News
R.O.C.K. Connect 28, their annual fundraising event celebrated 28 years of broadening horizons and keeping San Francisco youth healthy and safe.

Special guests dropped in:
Hunter Pence, Will Clark, Lewis Brinson, Renel Brooks-Moon and Antoan Richardson of the SF Giants
G BiZ of 106.1 KMEL
Bob Myers, Kerith Burke and Bonta Hill of Golden State Warriors
Olympic Figure Skater Brian Boitano
Ronnie Lott of the SF 49ers