Members of the Challenge Team of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills selected Roy Lave as Youth Champion of the Year and Los Altos High School student Ricky Juarez as Student Champion. Lave and Juarez will be honored at the Challenge Team’s annual fundraising breakfast May 8.
The Challenge Team is a nonprofit partnership comprised of students, parents, school districts, police departments, community organizations and health-care and faith-based groups that collaborate to bring positive influences into the lives of youth and guide them away from alcohol, tobacco, drugs and gang activity.
Lave, a longtime resident of Los Altos, has founded and/or fostered numerous programs for youth as the volunteer founding chairman and CEO of the Los Altos Community Foundation, including Youth Philanthropy, Family Philanthropy and MVLA Community Scholars. Past programs that operated under the umbrella of the foundation include Partners for New Generations, Los Altos Alliance for Youth and CHASE.
The foundation’s Community Grants program has made grants to most of the organizations serving youth in the community, including ALearn, Children’s Health Council, the Community Health Awareness Council, the Community School of Music and Arts, the Community Services Agency, Hidden Villa, JustRead, Los Altos High School, Mountain View High School, the Los Altos School District, Music for Minors, Peninsula Bridge, Peninsula Youth Theatre, Westwind 4-H Riding and the YMCA.
Lave previously served as Los Altos mayor and city councilmember and as commissioner on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Santa Clara County Transportation Commission. He currently sits on the board of directors of Bus Barn Stage Company and has served on the boards of the Moscow-Santa Clara County Sister County Program, Los Altos Sister Cities, the Rotary AIDS Project and the Rotary Club of Los Altos, where he also served as president.
To purchase tickets to the breakfast, visit event.pingg.com/ChallengeTeamChamp.