About Us

The Shipps are at Sacramento Youth Center

The Shipps started their little family in August of 2008, and from the outset their marriage has been defined by adventure and giving back.

IMG_2825Adam has been working in the non-profit sector with youth for the last nine years.He has traveled the world on humanitarian trips, he has told his story of overcoming abuse to hundreds of thousands both domestically and abroad, and he has mentored young people one on one and in a classroom setting. Non-profit youth work is a part of what makes up Adam. In 2012, he fulfilled his dream to move to Africa, teaching English to Somali refugees.

From a young age it was Raquel’s dream to help people be healthy. After graduating college and working in the corporate world she quite her promising job to work with Adam full time as they moved to Africa. Raquel not only taught English but helped admin the school the Shipps worked in.

In 2014 Adam and Raquel returned to The United States determined to10335783614_62af17c424_b continue helping people no matter where they are at. At the end of 2014 the Shipps got connected with a refugee resettlement agency. Since that time they use their experience from Africa to help refugees in the United States. For 5 years they worked with StudentReach helping them launch their refugee program in Portland and Sacramento, as well as helping facilitate all of StudentReach’s amazing work in Baja.

Now Adam and Raquel have launched Sacramento Youth Center. They are continuing to resource the refugee students they have worked with for the last 5 years as well as expanding to helping other at-risk populations.

Sacramento Youth Center, is a place for students to receive development, mentorship and resources in a safe fun environment

If you would like to partner with the Shipps in their work with Sacramento Youth Center you please donate or volunteer