It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) annual gala, an evening dedicated to honoring and supporting the thousands of justice-involved young men who have purposed to radically change their lives.

Over the past 13 years, GOSO’S licensed social workers, management, teachers, board of directors and all of you, our volunteers and supporters, have built meaningful connections with our clients (the guys), forming a community that is committed to leveling the playing field for at-risk and justice-involved, young men. The GOSO community provides the guys, ages 16 to 24, with the education, social and emotional counseling, and job and career opportunities that are necessary for meaningful employment and financial independence. That is what inspired our theme for this year’s gala: COMMITMENT, CONNECTION, and COMMUNITY.

On this special evening, we will celebrate the GOSO guys for their continued hard work and many achievements, and will honor our supporters for their significant contributions to advancing our mission. Look forward to hearing directly from our guys, who will share their personal stories, and all in attendance will no doubt be impressed by their talent, resilience and all they have accomplished.

We thank you in advance for your support. Whether you join us for the gala, write an encouraging personal message or advertisement for our e-Journal, donate, or sign up to volunteer with us in the future, you will be a part of the GOSO community family and we are so happy to welcome you. We could not provide the services and support that our young men need and deserve without you.

Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you at the Lighthouse on April 26th, 2017.

Reginald Andre, Chairman of the Board 
Mark L. Goldsmith, President and CEO