Santa Paula Times

Teen Challenge Southern California celebrates 50th Anniversary with rally in Fillmore — Sept. 14

September 04, 2013
Santa Paula News

Teen Challenge Southern California is celebrating our 50th Anniversary this year with a Ride for Recovery Motorcycle Ride. This ride will begin in various locations across Southern California and will culminate in Fillmore, California, in a combined rally with live music and our famous Teen Challenge Barbeque — and Santa Paulans are invited to attend. 

All motorcyclists will end up at the Kenney Grove Park, located at 823 N Oak Avenue in Fillmore on September 14, 2013. The arrival time for all motorcyclists and other guests at Kenney Grove Park is at 11:30 am.  The registration cost is $35 for each motorcycle and $10 for an additional rider on the same motorcycle. A choir will sing at this event, and The organization will have a couple of testimonies from students that will touch your heart. 

All proceeds go to Teen Challenge Southern California,  who does not charge the student or the student’s family for the one year residential program.  

Teen Challenge of Southern California was established in 1963.  The organzation includes nine regional facilities with seven strategically placed residential facilities throughout Southern California. Last year Teen Challenge served over 200,000 men, women and children in Southern California through its resident and outreach programs. The Teen Challenge residential program continues to be one of the largest and most effective substance abuse recovery and prevention programs of its kind.

Teen Challenge is a nonprofit organization that relies entirely on the generous donations, funding and volunteer efforts of both individuals and organizations throughout our communities in order to offer services at no cost to the student or family of the student.  Community involvement and support is an essential component of recovery and necessary to providing services that address the specific needs of the communities involved. 

It is the mission of Teen Challenge to provide youth, adults and children an effective and comprehensive faith-based solution to drug and alcohol addiction as well as other life-controlling problems. Teen Challenge reaches out to people from all backgrounds, with particular emphasis on the urban poor, women, and ethnic minorities. For more information, visit