Rocksolid Community Teen Center receives $20,000 grant


The Rocksolid Community Teen Center in Brush Prairie received a $20,000 grant from the Taco Bell Foundation to support more than 100 youth in the Battle Ground community on June 1.

The funds will go toward “life skills” educational and opportunity programming along with other programs, stated a news release from the organization.

“It’s a privilege to partner with the Taco Bell Foundation in educating and inspiring young people nationwide,” the teen center’s Executive Director Marcy Sprecher stated in the release. “Together, we are working to break down barriers to education for future leaders.”

Rocksolid Community Teen Center is one of more than 450 youth-serving organizations that will receive a portion of the $15 million in community grants presented by the Taco Bell Foundation this year. The grants aid the Taco Bell Foundation’s mission to break down barriers to education and to fuel young people’s ambitions.

“We are proud that the work we do through our community grants program connects young people with the resources and opportunities they need to learn and drive change,” stated Jennifer Bradbury, the executive director of the Taco Bell Foundation, in the release.

Taco Bell Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity that educates and inspires the next generation of leaders. Since 1992, the Taco Bell Foundation has reached more than five million young people across the country and has awarded more than $150 million in grants and scholarships, focused on education and career readiness.

The Rocksolid Community Teen Center offers a safe place after school for grade 5-12 students in the Battle Ground and Hockinson school districts. The program emphasizes activities that foster healthy relationships, build business and leadership skills and encourage strong homework habits, stated the release.

Rocksolid is currently accepting registrations. To learn more, go online to rocksol