If Given A Chance


If Given A Chance

What We Do:

We select high school juniors who have experienced trauma, medical challenges or the effects of poverty, and provide counseling, life skills seminars, and assistance with college or vocational entrance requirements. Throughout their undergraduate college careers, we provide scholarships and personalized mentoring to ensure their success.

IGAC meets essential needs of vulnerable Napa County high school students who have experienced traumatic childhood events. We support opportunities to achieve emotional stability, to successfully get accepted into college or vocational training, to increase their earning power, and to have positive health outcomes.

Throughout their undergraduate schooling, we provide mentoring, life skills training, role models, and financial assistance for students who have made a commitment to complete a college degree or vocational training and who have set a course to reach their full potential.


Other Ways to Help:

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Database assistance
  • PR assistance
  • Legal services

Donations needed:

  • Gift cards for Walmart, Target, Office Depot, Staples, Amazon
  • Prepaid cards from credit card companies such as Visa or Mastercard
  • Laptops in working condition
  • Gas cards

Testimonial:

IGAC financially supports and mentors courageous youth who make the choice, if given a chance, that they will work hard to achieve success! Against many odds they walked into light from darkness because someone cared!

~ Dorothy Salmon, Founding Board Member, IGAC

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