Ridgecrest Family Endowment Fund

The Ridgecrest Family Endowment Fund was created by Laurenn Barker and her brother, Sandy Prater as an incentive to encourage youth to stay on a positive path through high school toward college. The Ridgecrest Family Endowment Fund developed the “Rising Star Award” that recognizes those outstanding North County Boys and Girls Club youth that excel in being positive role models by their exceptional community service, academic improvement, peer mentoring and leadership abilities. Any award monies are kept in a savings account in the award winner’s name until they are enrolled in a college where the funds will be dispensed in their account.