Sonora Area Foundation Helps Fund “Tours for Kids” Program
Sonora Area Foundation’s generosity once again has come through for Tuolumne County kids. Because of an anticipated shortfall of our regular donations, TuCARE submitted a grant to the Foundation on behalf of the Tours for Kids (TFK) program. The foundation awarded the grant that will be used for our program for this spring, summer and even next fall.
TKF is a 17-year-old program developed to serve kids from pre-school through college age. On average TuCARE holds tours and does presentations for several thousand kids every school year. Spring and fall are busy months for TuCARE and schools. This May, TuCARE will tour over 700 kids through local farms and ranches, mills, woods and dams. We’ll take kids to New Melones for a full day of outdoor education. We’ve got presentations planned too. From Cookie Mining to Talk About Trees, nature walks and bug talks, TuCARE will make sure that Tuolumne County kids learn all they can about our bountiful natural resources and the great people who work with and manage these resources. We help kids make that important connection between natural resources and the many products they use all day, everyday.