Rocksolid Community Teen Center acquires funding to purchase two new vans for transportation program


Center offers a safe place after school for grade 5-12 students in the Battle Ground and Hockinson School Districts

Rocksolid Community Teen Center received the following donations to support the purchase of two new Ford Transit Vans for their transportation program: $25,000 from an anonymous donor, a $50,000 2022 grant from The Firstenburg Foundation, donations from its 2021 Summer Concert Fundraiser, and $11,300 from 100 Men Clark County. 

Rocksolid provides transportation from middle and high schools in the Battle Ground and Hockinson School Districts, to its program in Brush Prairie, as well as to outings, field trips, community service projects, and summer camps. 

Rocksolid provides transportation from middle and high schools in the Battle Ground and Hockinson School Districts, to its program in Brush Prairie, as well as to outings, field trips, community service projects, and summer camps. Photo courtesy Rocksolid Teen Center
Rocksolid provides transportation from middle and high schools in the Battle Ground and Hockinson School Districts, to its program in Brush Prairie, as well as to outings, field trips, community service projects, and summer camps. Photo courtesy Rocksolid Teen Center

“We are excited to celebrate 20 years of making an impact on youth in our community, by purchasing two new vans for Rocksolid. Generating these funds was an amazing goal set for our program and we did it. Our community coming together like this is incredible. Rocksolid wants to be able to reach as many youth as possible, for another 20 years,” said Marcy Sprecher, executive director of Rocksolid Community Teen Center. 

  • The Firstenburg Foundation: Few people have dominated Clark County’s community life as deeply over such a long period of time as the late E.W. Firstenburg, who turned a rural bank into one of the county’s largest local banks and who, with his wife, Mary, donated millions for civic projects. The Firstenburg Foundation continues its philanthropic legacy by investing in non-profit organizations that make measurable improvements to the economic conditions and quality of life within the communities of Southwest Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania and Klickitat counties) and the city of Portland, Oregon – areas formerly served by the Bank. 
  • 100 Men Clark County: This group’s goal is to unite 100 men to each give $110 to a common local nonprofit once a quarter. “The impact of coming together to make a $10,000 donation will change our community in ways that far surpasses what we can do as individuals. The reward comes when we experience our community changing lives as a result of our unity and our generosity. We’re driven by a passion to make a difference. We believe in the power of community. We believe in local involvement. We believe in now.’’

Rocksolid Community Teen Center offers a safe place after school for grade 5-12 students in the Battle Ground and Hockinson School Districts. The program emphasizes activities that foster healthy relationships, build business and leadership skills, encourage strong homework habits and allow students to thrive. 

Rocksolid is accepting registrations. Learn more at http://rocksolid-teen.com/.

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