HistoryPicGROWTH Foundation, Inc. was formed in January 2006 as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit California Corporation to provide supportive services to at-risk youth and their families, including an award winning after school program, employment preparation and academic scholarships.  GROWTH assisted youth in developing the confidence necessary for academic achievement, self-sufficiency and overall well-being. A guiding principle of the organization is that belief in oneself becomes possible when one is believed in.

To carry out its mission GROWTH volunteers provided tutoring, mentoring, test preparation; classes including cooking, music, drama and art; and opportunities for volunteer work, internships and jobs.  GROWTH volunteers created a multi-faceted after school program where teenagers could go for safety, friendship, and overall support. Youth were engaged in enriching activities and service to their community, which promoted a sense of self-worth and belonging.