Sri Lankan Youth Organization (SYLO), a 501 3(c) non-profit, in collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club, for our upcoming event called Operation Rise Above IV. The event will be held at 11251 Glenoaks Blvd, Pacoima, CA, 91331 on August 20, 2022. The purpose of this event is to support the learning experiences of youth by providing them with items essential to their education and development.  

We held our first Operation Rise Above I and II events in the San Fernando Valley back in October of 2020. At that event, we distributed over 1,000 school backpacks worth $2,000, school supplies at a value of $1,500, and 30,000 pounds of food. All these items were distributed to local youth and their families. The success of this event allowed us to host Operation Rise Above III  also in San Fernando Valley on June of 2021. We were able to partner with Project POH to give backpacks, school supplies and toys to children from toddlers to seventeen year olds.

Our event was highly successful and was featured on the local news. As a result of the success of our first event, we have decided to make this program a cornerstone of SLYO’s community offerings. We would like to invite you to collaborate with us in order to achieve this aim. We believe that providing such educational resources to these youth will help them to build a better future for themselves and others, especially in the face of the pandemic which has created additional challenges for learning.