The Bianca Rae Foundation is excited to announce registration is now open for the first-ever Rae of Hope Retreat For Boys, presented by G&M Oil Company, happening Saturday, November 10 at Palm Valley School (35-525 Da Vall Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This one-day event invites middle-school aged boys to listen to various male leaders from throughout the valley and learn the tools to become their best selves. Registration starts at 8 a.m.

From leadership, social media safety and anti-bullying to sportsmanship, science and self-expression, attendees will learn the tools needed to make the best decisions possible, all while building confidence and self-esteem.

“We have been so blessed to have hosted the Rae of Hope Retreat for over 1,000 girls collectively for the past four years and we are just as excited to deliver a retreat for young men this year. Our speakers have so much knowledge and experience to offer that will surely be useful in the lives of these young boys,” said Bianca Rae, Founder of Bianca Rae Foundation. “We look forward to hosting our first-ever retreat for boys and hope to continue this endeavor for years.”

As boys rotate through the different breakout groups they will hear from former NBA player Pooh Richardson, Palm Springs Police Chief Brian Reyes, members of the SoCal Coyotes football team, Palm Springs power baseball manager Casey Dill and team, Brandon Weimer co-founder of Brandini Toffee, KESQ’s weathercaster Alex Cheney, KESQ reporter Jeremy Chen, restauranteur Jack Srebnik, business owner/entrepreneur Nima Taghavi, Palm Springs High School assistant principal Sean Webb, Mix 100.5 on-air personality Brian Garris, and KESQ chief photographer and Boy Scouts of America group leader, Christopher Flicker.


The retreat is open to all Coachella Valley middle school boys. There is a $10 registration fee with scholarships provided by the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation. The presenting sponsor is G&M Oil Company Inc. Founded in 1969, G&M Oil Company is a convenience/fuel retailer with locations throughout California including, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, Solano, Santa Clara, Alameda and San Francisco counties. The company operates two signature brands which include fueling stations and convenience stores. Additional sponsors include Palm Valley School, H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, and The Slice Pizzeria.

The Bianca Rae Foundation serves as a resource of funding, knowledge, and empowerment for the socially disadvantaged, the underserved, and all animals. Through its endeavors, Bianca Rae Foundation attempts to make the world a better place through thought, deed, and action, and to encourage people to do the same.

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