2017-18 Class Project – Project I.M.P.A.C.T.

Leadership Stockton, a program of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, is proud to announce the graduation of the class of 2018 and the completion of their yearlong IMPACT (Improve, Mentor, Promote, Advance our Children & Teens) Project at the Children’s Museum of Stockton and the Teen Impact Center.  This project is a great example for the community to show what a group of people can get accomplished when they work together.  The Class of 2018 was recognized for their great work Thursday, June 14th at the Leadership Stockton Class of 2018 Graduation Dinner at Heritage Dining & Provisions at the Waterloo Gun & Bocce Club.  At the Graduation Dinner Annie Cunial and Armando Valerio were named the co-distinguished class members of the year. Randy Burns, LS Class of 2015, was named the LSAA Alumni of the Year!

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IMPACT Project Summary:

With an emphasis on Youth in Stockton, the Leadership Stockton Class of 2018 took on two projects this year, renovation of the Gary and Janice Podesto Impact Teen Center and the Children’s Museum of Stockton.  Both places needed a little help, and Leadership Stockton stepped up to the challenge!

Teen Center

The primary focus for the Teen Center was to restore a bowling alley that was no longer functioning by repairing the alley and installing new 40-inch TVs and enhancing the computer system.  As the bowling alley is a primary source of funding for the Center, this was a critical need.  In addition to restoring the bowling alley, Leadership Stockton 2018:

  • Provided new flooring, mirrors, and paint for the dance room
  • Provided new flooring, new paint, two new gaming consoles, two 50-inch television sets, new stands and new cabinets for the game room
  • Provided new flooring and renovation of the kitchen/snack bar area
  • Upgraded the WiFi system and made it accessible throughout
  • Established an ongoing “minternship” scholarship fund, including work shadowing and college tours

Children’s Museum

The primary focus at the Children’s Museum was to get the faded iconic toy soldiers looking like the day they were installed.  At the Children’s Museum the class accomplished:

  • Painted and restored the three iconic toy soldiers outside the Museum
  • Purchased and installed 80 cubic yards of fresh bark for the playground
  • Painted patio tables and spruced up the playground area
  • Installed 2 new picnic tables near the playground

For more information visit their website http://impactstockton.com/