Crystal Cove Alliance is connecting underserved, nontraditional and at-risk student that may not otherwise have an opportunity to natural environment, coast and outdoors. Santa Ana students attend a week long program, with a scientific curriculum at Crystal Cove State Park. The grant funds will make it possible for more students to participate.
"It is so important to create opportunities for underserved youth to connect with their local Parks. The city of Santa Ana is only a short distance from Crystal Cove, but there are so many obstacles preventing kids from spending a day here. With the help of the California State Parks Foundation, Crystal Cove Alliance and Crystal Cove State Park will be able to bring students from the Santa Ana PAAL program to Crystal Cove for a week, where they’ll explore local ecosystems, learn about Parks career opportunities, and begin forming a meaningful connection with an amazing State Park that is practically in their own backyard."
- Sara Ludovise, Director of Education, Crystal Cove Alliance