Coming together is a beginning.
Keeping together is progress.
Working together is success.
PasoDiversity.com includes a Diversity Panel made up of a group of local people who want to broaden understanding and appreciation of each other and work toward a just society for all. We support our local institutions including our city, our schools and law enforcement. Our vision is that our city will be recognized nationally as a model of multi-cultural diversity united to form a community made richer by the contribution and participation of all its citizens. Our mission is to embrace diversity, promote education, support racial healing and engage with our city, school district and service organizations to achieve substantial, measureable, positive change in our community. Our programs are based on the Five Es: Embrace, Educate, Empathize, Engage, Equity. We are dedicated to finding ways to listen, learn and live together.
LGBTQ Students Employment Guide
Job hunting has always been a major challenge for non-conforming gender students. LGBTQ Students Employment Guide can assist you. LGBTQ community has gone a long way to making the working environment safe and friendly for its members, turning 3% of Fortune 500 companies into the ones which accept non-discrimination policies and provide benefits for gay employees. Still, almost 20% of LGBTQ students face discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity when looking for a job. It means that the community members have to be aware of their rights, know how to protect themselves against discrimination at the workplace, and ensure that the company they enter will give them a favorable ground for self-development.
Central Coast Hotline
Central Coast Hotline is a confidential mental health guidance, crisis and suicide prevention telephone line which also provides mental health resource information. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Free of charge. Make the call, any time: 800-783-0607.
Girls Circle is the FIRST gender-responsive program in the country to demonstrate effectiveness in reducing delinquency for girls... Now listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs.
The Girls Circle model, a structured support group for girls* and youth who identify with female development from 9-18 years, integrates relational theory, resiliency practices, and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths, and competence in girls. It aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices.
After paroling prison on December 13, 2008, Tony Hoffman started living out his dream, with his addiction behind him. Tony is a Former BMX Elite Pro and placed 2nd at the 2016 World Championships in Medellin Colombia in the Masters Pro class. Tony coached Women’s Elite Pro, Brooke Crain, to a 4th place finish at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil. His story is full of redemption as he has seen some of the highest highs, and the lowest lows. Tony has presented on the prestigious TEDx stage and his Goalcast video that went viral in February of 2020 has been viewed more than ten million times. He is the Founder and Director of The Freewheel Project, a non-profit organization that mentors thousands of youth through action sports. Today, Tony is one of the most requested substance abuse speakers in the country, traveling over 200 days a year to share his inspiring story with various audiences. In 2021, he will be finishing his highly anticipated autobiography, “From Prison To The Olympics- The Tony Hoffman Story.” Tony’s future goal is to open the Tony Hoffman Wellness Center where he hopes to redirect the lives of those struggling with addiction onto the path of sobriety and purpose.
Youth In Action
Youth In Action is a program the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department facilitiates for the Paso Robles Unified School District and the Lucia Mar School District. The program empowers youth ages 10-18 to realize their own potential and build the strength and resilience to resist again gank involvement. The school-based 18 week program teaches students to reduce violence through effeictve communication, resolve peacefully, think citically and stand up for their beliefs. The program engages in classroom actifivies along with field trips in our community and community service projects. The Probation Officers assigned to this program do a great job working with the youth to ensure they are receiving the most out of the program.