“It’s like a starter pack for becoming an adult.”
That’s how Arae Baker, 14, describes the P&J Foundation’s Back to School BBQ held Saturday and the foundation itself.
The Vallejo High School 9th-grader has been with the foundation since its start a little more than a year ago.
The Philmore and JaMella Graham Foundation was founded on the principals lived and taught by her parents, Diedre Graham said of the founders of the Continental of Omega Boys & Girls Club in Vallejo, which helped shepherd many a Vallejo youth over the decades.
Students who are having issues in school are recommended to the program by school personnel, Diedre Graham said.