Warm Fuzzy Wonderland Fundraiser - Celebrating 45 Years at Oakgrove
Name: Warm Fuzzy Wonderland Fundraiser - Celebrating 45 Years at Oakgrove
Date: December 16, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST
On , Venice High School and Miguel Contreras Learning Complex students, alumni, and Oakgrove supporters will come together to celebrate 45 Years of Oakgrove, a peer mentorship weekend retreat program launched by Chemistry & Sociology teacher Dale Stuck at Venice High in 1972 to address race relations on campus.
In the years since, Oakgrove has evolved to help students address the constantly changing landscapes and issues faced by young people in their daily lives. A tradition spanning generations of families in the Venice community, Oakgrove has served thousands of students over the decades.
The Oakgrove tradition spread to Miguel Contreras Learning Complex in Fall of 2012.
This year’s annual Oakgrove Warm Fuzzy Wonderland winter fundraiser for Oakgrove will reunite 45 years of participants – including teachers, facilitators, counselors and campers.
“The Wildwoods Foundation is proud to carry on the work of Dale,” said The Wildwoods Foundation Director Dwain Wilson. “Wildwoods began because of the Columbine shooting, so helping young people get along better with each other is at the core of our mission.”
Wilson continued: “Today, Oakgrove is going strong - 45 years since the first retreat. I’d like to think that Dale would be proud.”
The name “Warm Fuzzy” comes from a story, The Original Warm Fuzzy Tale, by clinical psychologist Claude Steiner, which is part of the Oakgrove program.
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