a non-profit organizationText Box:   From Craig Peters, ENH Board President
Text Box: As President of Exploring New Horizons, I am often asked why I joined the Board.  I tell them I am striving to put myself out of work.  As a Deputy Public Defender in San Francisco, I work with hundreds of children and adults who are involved in the criminal justice system because their view of the world is, understandably, pessimistic.  One of the things that attracted me to ENH was the concerted effort the organization was making to enhance their fledgling scholarship program for under-served youth.
I see ENH’s experiential programs as critical in giving under-served students glimpses into the myriad of options available to them.  The remarkable changes that kids undergo after spending a week at ENH, being part of the outdoors and seeing their world in a new light, told me that this was a program that could be invaluable to the communities from which many of my clients come.  ENH teaches kids through experience that Text Box: they do not have to succumb to the pressures of their peers but, instead, they can be the leaders of their peers.  The kids learn from the day they arrive until their emotional departure that there is a world out there waiting for inquisitive young minds to explore and enjoy.  Suddenly, the cycle that most find themselves in and which seems to be inescapable, doesn’t seem to be a foregone conclusion.  The world, magically, appears to have options.
It is my fervent hope that by supporting Exploring New Horizons I will diminish my number of clients.  When kids have hope and feel needed, when they see how they fit in the world and the potential for the future, they strive to improve themselves and the world in which we live.  I hope you will join me in supporting Exploring New Horizons and all that it represents for our kids!

Salinas students enjoy the ENH garden

In This Issue:


From the Executive    Director


Thank You to our Donors

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Wish List

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Meet Our Board!


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From our Program Directors, Scott, Jodi and Beth

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HARVEST DAY October 25th