As a subcontractor of the Relief Society, New Horizons will probably
get $125,000 to expand its Teen Center program, which provides everything
from counseling to parenting classes for at-risk Armenian and Latino
teens, center Director Maria Rochart said.
"I'm very excited," she said. "We needed to expand those programs."
Rochart said there are about 50 families on New Horizons' waiting
It was a budget request put in by state Assemblyman Scott Wildman
(D-Glendale) that led to the $250,000 in funding for the Relief Society.
But a consultant for the campaign of Dario Frommer, the Democratic
candidate running to fill the seat Wildman will be leaving this year,
said the former aide for Gov. Gray Davis used his Sacramento connections
to help obtain the state funding.
Frommer met with state legislators and members of the governor's
staff, consultant David Rolf said.
Rochart said she hopes New Horizons will receive the funding before
the start of the school year.