Westamerica Bank Supports “Skills for Life” programs
From left, Lisa Deffenbaugh, of Westamerica Bank; Vanessa Moya; Oscar Campos; Alejandra Solis; Christy Coulston, Westamerica Bank branch manager; and Julio Parra.
On October 27 at the No Name Café located on the Sonoma Valley High School campus, Westamerica Bank Branch Manager Christy Coulston presented a $1,500 check to support Sonoma Valley Teen Services “Skills for Life” programs.
The No Name Café is one of the programs that provides teens experiential learning in planning purchases and sales of food items and beverages to students. Another SVTS program is the popular “Lovin’ Oven,” which is a teen operated bakery at the Valley of the Moon Teen Center. The teens plan budgets, purchase ingredients, bake and sell food at special events and at the farmers markets.
The Shop is a teen run event venue where teens organize, promote and put on entertainment shows that include teen bands and poetry slams. Experiential, hands-on programs are designed to reinforce and foster student academic and career interests through involvement with the community and local businesses.
For further information please contact Rebecca Hermosillo or Cristin Lawrence at 939-1452 or www.SVteens.org.