This coming Thursday, April 14th, Casa Escobar Malibu will be playing host to a fundraising event, Wings Over Malibu, that will be benefitting The Emily Shane Foundation and it’s SEA (Successful Educational Achievement) Program. The fundraiser promises to be a great night of food, dancing, drinks, entertainment, and more! Tickets are just $150 a person as well as VIP tables available for $800.
If you are unaware, the Emily Shane foundation was founded in the memory of Emily Shane, a local Malibu daughter and sister who was murdered by a suicidal driver at the tragic age of 13 on the corner of Heathercliff and PCH. The street has since been named after Emily in her honor. Emily was described by those who knew her best as someone “was one of those amazing kids who was kind to all. She transcended cliques, advocated for those less fortunate, and was all about helping others. She was the one who would ask you to join her at the lunch table if you were sitting alone; who welcomed a new student to the school, who tried to cheer you up if you were sad. She is remembered for her laughter and compassion. She left a positive impression on anyone she met.”
The Wings Over Malibu fundraiser this week is to help benefit the Foundation’s SEA Program which provides individualized mentoring/tutoring to struggling middle school students in the mainstream classroom who risk failure, and could not otherwise afford this much needed after school support in order to succeed academically.
Emily’s Mother, Ellen Shane, started the SEA Program following her own experience with Emily. Despite being very intelligent , Emily was “falling through the cracks” and didn’t necessarily fit the typical mold to succeed academically. Following her death in 2010, Ellen wanted to do something for children who fit the same sort of profile as Emily and came up for the idea of SEA. Since its inception, the SEA Program has been highly successful and continues to grow. Perhaps the best part about this program is that the only charge for these students to participate in the mentoring sessions that they must complete one good deed per session which they record on emilyshane.org.