Project Pandemic Override by the COA Club

Thrive Alive & The COA Club

Since our Thrive Alive Mission Viejo and Mendocino Homes series were canceled due to COVID-19 staff got creative and launched “Project Pandemic Override" sponsored by many OC youth prevention programs.

Every night offers something fun and the classes are kept small. Please email if you have any questions or want to be added with a zoom link. We take the safety of participants to heart and don’t advertise the code in advance.

On Monday’s, Thursday’s & Friday’s we have a guest motivational speaker on a topic of prevention similar to Waymakers and NCADD from previous Thrive Alive sessions.

If you want to participate or know someone who might need something fun to do you can email There’s an art contest that is underway this week for San Clemente residents.

Upcoming Pandemic Override Events

You won’t want to miss this The Power of You(th) Presentation presented by MADD on April 17th!

Don’t Miss the Weekly Monday Check-in with Cassandra Seidler

Check out the Weekly Thursday Prevention Message by Paige Petrus

Zoom Jam Night April 24th

On Friday, April 24 from 5:00-7:30pm COA Outreach Performers will have a zoom Jam night. Luke Giannelli will be the MC for this event.

They will start off Jam night by showing art submitted for the art contest put on by the SC Chamber & Downtown Business Association.
Following will be live entertainment by over 10 COA Performers either performing  1 or 2 songs as solos or duets. From 6:30-7:00pm there
 will be a unique presentation by MADD.
TO attend this JAM NIGHT -Teens supporting Teens- please email
@coa.entertainment @coa_clubbing
For any questions about COA Outreach Performers,
please email Joanie at



SC Chamber of Commerce & DBA 

#SCStayStrong Art Contest
4/16 thru 4/24

The COA Club Art Zoom class is launching to help publicize the #SCStayStrong Art Contest for students ages 6th-12th grade.
The art will be drawn on a yard sign with waterproof pens or paint.
The contest will run 4/16 – 4/24 so start thinking of creating an image surrounding one of the following statements:
  • #SCStayStrong (on every piece)
  • Buy a gift card from local merchants!
  • Order takeout or delivery!
  • Buy online from local merchants!
  • Hey SC — We’re all in this together!
  • Support our Local Restaurants!
Each sign must have #SCStayStrong on it.
The winner will be recognized by the City Council, receive a gift card from a local business, a letter from the Chamber and DBA and have their art displayed on the COA Website and the agency’s newsletter.
All participants images will be on social media and each sign will be placed in a yard promoting #SCStayStrong
Due Date Friday, April 24th at Jam Night. Teens will vote on teen artist holding yard sign somewhere in San Clemente.
This is about giving back to the businesses in our community who give so much to youth programs, including the COA Club.
To Enter Art Contest and get a yard sign delivered (while supplies last) Email:
If you’d like to donate toward the three prizes or art supplies please go to

COA Food Connection

Our volunteers are working rain or shine to get food to those in need in our community. On Monday 4/20 6-7pm they will have a food giveaway with a drive through option at the San Clemente Baha’i Center. Please help your neighbors who may not be able to come.



I hope this email finds you and your family doing fine during this challenging time.

We appreciate all the performers/bands and their great performances as outreaches for COA and visualize “Live Performances” sometime ahead.

Can you help us? Post something positive about COA
Click here to leave COA a Facebook Review
 under recommendations and review – post something positive about COA

“How has COA impacted You?" Testimonies
We would like to put testimonies on social media, so please have performer email me with answer to the question- “How has COA impacted you”? 
Email answers to:

While we’re staying at home, it’s a good time to get CONNECTED to COA’s Social Media….


COA Entertainment
Short videos of COA performers & a weekly featured artist

SCHC COA CLUB-April 6 will be the beginning of new lessons offered-Project Pandemic Override

Community Outreach Alliance
Posts on a variety of COA’s programs


Community Outreach Alliance
Click Here for Facebook Page

COA upcoming events listed and posts with inspiring quotes

COA Entertainment
Join Facebook Entertainment Group Here

Entertainment events updates and some performances featured

COA Volunteers
Join COA Volunteer Group Here

Newly created site featuring volunteers and volunteer needs

COA Food Connection
Join COA Food Connection Group Here

COA food connection offers free food distribution and helping local senior citizens and families bridge the gap in nutrition

Donations would be appreciated to help offset the electric bill costs incurred at the Baha’i Center for the refrigerators/freezers.


Coming Soon as Part of our Thrive Alive Discovery & Thrive Alive Prevention Programs

We need your help so we can help others.

The Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) is developing a media campaign to help prevent opioid use/abuse among youth ages 13 to 16 and COA has been asked to help.

We are seeking 10-12 youth to participate in a 60-90 minute virtual forum sometime between April 22 & April 30th. The forum will help obtain feedback on media campaign concepts to improve the final media campaign plan. OCHCA has contracted with Redhill Group to conduct the virtual forum in a round-table discussion guided by a moderator. The forum may be recorded and all responses will remain confidential. No names, pictures, or videos will be included in the final report, prepared by Redhill Group and submitted to OCHCA.

We need your help so we can help others. Please contact for info.

Hardman Classic tenatively set for October 11th, 2020

“We just want to say thank you so much to Mike for spending time with us each week biking with us. We have learned so much. He has been a great role model and he has really helped us to get so much better at biking. We are looking forward to biking with him again soon."
– Salomon and Jeremiah Aquino

Welcome New Pro Volunteers

Julie Prendiz, COA Facebook Page Content Creator of Hope
Julie Prendiz is passionate about HOPE and inspiring people to live their best possible life despite life’s challenges. She’s faced many trials in her own life including the death of her 11 month old grandbaby, Hannah-Rose, after a long battle with a terminal disease called SMA – Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Julie has served our community in many capacities including PTA President, SIP Council Member, Church Social Director, Opening Day Ceremony Coordinator for AYSO. She is the Founder of the children’s charity HOPE for SMA and loves to use the social media platform to extend love, light and hope to followers. In 2017 Julie launched her Social Media Business and is donating her services to our COA Facebook Page. Julie and her husband Rudy have been married for 34 years, they have to beautiful adult daughters and enjoy playing with their two year-old grandson Derek every chance they get.Karen Lofurno, Community Liaison
Karen grew up in San Clemente and at an very young age, enjoyed volunteering at The Casa Romantica.
She moved to Seattle Washington and worked for the Chamber of Commerce and eventually started her own business “Momma’s In Your Kitchen" preparing healthy meals for the elderly.
Now back in her hometown of San Clemente she is thrilled to be a lead volunteer for COA helping out with The Food Connection and any of the fantastic opportunities available for the youth of our community.
Networking, meeting new people who are like minded and really have a passion for helping others while spreading the word about COA is her mission.
Her hope is to see our amazing volunteers and some new faces feel as welcome as possible.

COVID-19 Resources

Career Institute  COVID-19 Updates and Resources for young adults to share!
Stay safe and healthy!
How to Stay Safe and Care for Yourself
Financial Assistance and Goodwill Resources
Find Work
Free Wifi for Families with Kids
Emotional Support for Depression and Anxiety
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