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Tuesday
Mar122013

Local Mixologist to Run LA Marathon for Charity

Jason McBeth is a friend and colleague of mine. He's an accomplished mixologist, who is currently behind the stick at the prestigious Osteria Mozza Restaurant in Los Angeles. All of this is not so unusual; accept Jason hasn't had the easiest time getting to where he is. Jason was brought up in the foster system. He attributes a good deal of his success to a scholarship program of which he was one of the first recipients. The Guardian Scholars Program addresses one of the most difficult issues facing children in the Foster Youth program as they strive to advance themselves. One of the most difficult periods in any young person's life are the transitional years from high school to college. This is doubly true for foster children, who have worked incredibly hard to be accepted to University, when the system simply tells them they are too old to continue getting services. Imagine getting accepted to College and being told that the place you've called home for several years can no longer accommodate you.  It's a tough place to be. This lack of support in these incredibly sensitive years is being addressed head on by this wonderful organization. The Guardian Scholars Program provides a network of resources for students “aging-out" of the foster system. They provide financial assistance, on campus housing, academic and professional services, health and counseling services, and a whole host of other services that these students desperately need. If you can help, even in the smallest amount, please do so. All contributions are tax deductible and a federal tax id # can be provided if needed. To make a contribution click on the link below:

Help Jason Reach His GOAL!!!

If you would prefer to contribute by check please reach out to me and I'll give you the information you'll need - davidgirard@klwines.com

-David Othenin-Girard