Sep 22, 2010

Future Foundation Distributes New Teen Assist Card


For over 15 years, the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (CLVFF) has published the Teen Assist card, a wallet-sized “user friendly” directory of crisis, support, and youth volunteer hotline numbers that provides a link to potentially critical resources for area teens.  The Future Foundation has just released its 2010 edition of the Teen Assist Card. The card will be delivered to high schools throughout the region as well as to teen centers, libraries, and other locations where teens gather. 

The concept was originally suggested as a project by students who participated in CLVFF’s Youth Congress XI in 1995.  Each even numbered year, the phone numbers are verified, new entries are added, and a fresh supply is printed. In 2008 a volunteer opportunity section was added in response to interest shown from area youth to become involved in their community.  

Containing easy-to-access contact information for issues ranging from alcohol, drug abuse, suicide and pregnancy, to jobs and volunteering, the cards were designed by Barry Ridge Graphic Design as a community service, and a grant from the City of Calabasas enabled printing and distribution of thousands of the laminated cards. 

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation is a regional think tank whose Board of Trustees is comprised of community leaders planning for tomorrow.  A provider of services and learning opportunities for youth, seniors, and the community in general, over its 38 year history the Future Foundation has planted the seeds that have led to many key developments in the area.  Currently, the development of the Regional Art Museum, which will be located in Thousand Oaks, is the fulfillment of a study by the Foundation. See the "Projects and Programs" tab above for a list of some of the Foundation projects.

Organizations and individuals who are interested in receiving or distributing Teen Assist cards or learning more about the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation should call the CLVFF office at (818) 880-1054.

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