Rialto High School NJROTC to be honored with the Ramos Family Spirit of Compassion Award


April 17, 2024 – California – Time for Change Foundation’s (TFCF) 22nd Annual Awards Gala will honor outstanding individuals and organizations that go above and beyond for our communities and continue to make a difference in the lives of others.
Rialto High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) program celebrates its commitment to excellence, community service, and leadership development as it marks its 31st year since commissioning in 1993.

Under the guidance of retired military officers and enlisted personnel, Rialto High School’s NJROTC program offers a comprehensive curriculum focusing on citizenship, leadership, and maritime heritage. Through classroom instruction, cadets delve into the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation, and meteorology, preparing them for future endeavors in both military service and civilian life.

What sets Rialto High School’s NJROTC apart is its unwavering commitment to community service. With a mission to transform ordinary teenagers into hardworking adults with a passion for service, cadets engage in a myriad of activities throughout the year. From drill competitions to physical fitness challenges, marksmanship training, and leadership academies, cadets immerse themselves in opportunities for growth and development.

“As Rialto High School’s NJROTC program continues to inspire and empower its cadets, it remains steadfast in its mission to shape the leaders of tomorrow and uphold the values of service and patriotism,” said Vanessa Perez, Executive Director at the Time for Change Foundation.

Other Award Honorees include:

Dawn Downs at Symbiosis with the Businesswoman of the Year Award, Laurena Bolden at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians with the Community Champion Award, Dr. Rita (Faridah) Ali from We 2 Matter with the Humanitarian Award, Rev. George Lamb at F.A.C.C.T with the Lifetime Achievement Award, Kellie Todd Griffin at CA Black Women’s Collective with the Michelle Obama Courage Award, Pastor Craig Hadley from Paradox Church with the Nancy Varner Angel Award, and Rialto ROTC with the Ramos Family Spirit of Compassion Award.

Time for Change Foundation’s 22nd Anniversary Awards Gala will be held on Friday, April 19th, 2024, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Ontario, California at 6:00 p.m. PST. To support the work of Time for Change Foundation, you can become a sponsor, purchase an ad in the event program book, or purchase a Gala ticket.

To register for the event or to become a sponsor and increase your business’s visibility in the community, please visit the 22nd Anniversary Gala Event page, or contact Florence White at (909) 886-2994 or by email at fwhite@timeforchangefoundation.org.


Time for Change Foundation empowers disenfranchised, low-income individuals and families by building leadership through evidence-based programs and housing to create self-sufficiency and thriving communities. We accept all forms of donations. To see how you can help make a difference visit us on the web at www.TimeForChangeFoundation.org.

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