Making a difference in 2019!
ROAR served 395% more kids, paid for 562% more classes, and spent 565% more in 2018 than we did in 2017. One statistic that we are proud of is that 61.7% of the recipients of our financial assistance last year had never been in a recreation center before.
As of May 14, 2019, ROAR has already served over 64% the number of youth we served in all of 2018 and spent 71% of what we spent in all of 2018.
Putting that into the number of people we served: 2017 – 47, 2018 – 191, 2019 - 115, projected for 2019 – 313.
We receive referrals from the Aurora Housing Authority, Aurora Public Schools, Aurora Youth Options, Cherry Creek Public Schools, Comitis (the only homeless shelter in Aurora), the Juvenile Assessment Center, and the Tri-County Health Department. On occasion someone may reach out directly to us if their child is not being seen by any of these agencies. We have never turned anyone away and we are the only non-profit in Aurora that offers this type of service.
We do have a list of other referral agencies that we want to reach out to as our funding increases.
We are definitely making a difference.