Los Vaqueros improves the lives of Las Vegas youth
Real Talk Youth Impact Program
Real Talk’s mission is to change the lives of youth, one person at a time, through education, mentoring, and passion for a positive future. The voluntary members of Real Talk Youth Impact Program share their real life “stories” with at-risk youth in the hope that those listening will make better choices. Los Vaqueros provides funding for certain participants in the program to receive sponsorships for youth activities.
H2O Grow aims to educate students, nurture healthier lifestyles, and inspire communities by providing materials and instructional support for schools to create hydroponic gardens. The gardens offer a unique, hands-on approach to learning that enriches STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) education programs, fosters mentorship between schools and students, and enlightens kids about how food actually grows!
Los Vaqueros Las Vegas assisted with the building of Courtyard Wonders – a student garden featuring a desert plant habitat, fish pond and vegetable garden. Students take pride in planting and caring for the garden with future plans of having a Farmer’s Market.
Food for Thought
Over 93% of Lowman Elementary School’s students qualify for free or reduced lunch which means many students count on school provided meals. Twice a year Los Vaqueros generously arranges food deliveries from Three Square Food Bank so students can take home healthy food packages over the holiday breaks.
Back to School Shoe Giveaway
Los Vaqueros Las Vegas kicks off the school year with a Back to School Shoe Giveaway for 200-300 students in grades K-5 at Lowman Elementary School. Last year Los Vaqueros Las Vegas partnered with the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation to give students a new pair of shoes, new socks, a backpack and school supplies.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada
Through our support of Candlelighters, Los Vaqueros reaches out to support families of children with cancer. Los Vaqueros donated gifts to the Annual Family Picnic, provided a wonderful Christmas through the adopt-a-family program and looks forward to continued support of the Candlelighters’ families in the years ahead.
Junior League of Southern Nevada
Los Vaqueros members provide the “extra hands” to assist Junior League with various community service projects throughout the year. Helping build a new playground, filling food packs during the holidays and pitching in on Junior League projects throughout the year displays how working together to serve the community can achieve even greater results.
Los Vaqueros Las Vegas cares about the needs of our members and the community-at-large. Throughout the year we support our members and other projects that advance our mission to assist those experiencing hardships.