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About Us

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The goal is to help students achieve academic and career success.

At DIG LIFE, our unwavering focus lies in providing comprehensive education and support to students on their journey from kinder to career. Our ultimate goal is to empower and guide students towards achieving academic excellence and realizing their career aspirations. We believe that every student deserves equal opportunities to succeed and thrive in life, regardless of their background or circumstances.

To accomplish this mission, we have developed a range of impactful programs and initiatives that encompass various stages of a student’s educational journey. We recognize the critical importance of early childhood education, and as such, we invest in programs that improve access, quality, and resources for our youngest learners. By nurturing and enriching their early educational experiences, we lay a solid foundation for their future academic success.

As students progress through the K-12 system, we provide ongoing support tailored to their unique needs. Our comprehensive initiatives encompass tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment programs designed to supplement their classroom learning and foster holistic development. We believe in equipping students with not just academic knowledge but also the essential life skills and tools necessary to navigate the challenges of their educational journey and beyond.

Furthermore, we are deeply committed to ensuring that higher education and career opportunities are accessible to all students. We facilitate access to scholarships, financial aid resources, and mentorship programs to support students as they pursue post-secondary education. Additionally, we offer career development resources, internships, and networking opportunities to empower students in making informed decisions about their future career paths.



Our focus lies in fostering a shared understanding among individuals in underserved areas. Once this understanding is put into action and consistently reinforced, it becomes an integral part of the culture. This process begins with embracing an “each one, teach one” mentality.


DIG LIFE endeavors to embrace tolerance for all, regardless of race, age, sex, or financial status. We aim to establish an institution of change, where giving back is just as coveted as accumulating wealth. Our innovative intergenerational approach connects individuals in their 50s with those in their 20s.


Once we transform your Dreams into Goals, we emphasize the significance of passing the baton. Our programs and events are designed to encourage and nurture each community’s ecosystem of teaching, learning, and giving. “Service is the Rent You Pay for Room on This Earth” –Shirley Chisholm


“DREAMZ without Goals are just DREAMZ that ultimately fuel destruction”

Denzel Washington

Our Mission

Since 2021

At DIG LIFE, we are driven by a profound belief in the life-changing impact of supporting students. As a non-profit organization, our mission is to create a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of underprivileged scholars who face the daunting challenges of feeling underserved and displaced. We understand that these young individuals deserve every opportunity to thrive, regardless of their circumstances.

From our humble beginnings in Long Beach, our vision extends far beyond geographic boundaries. We are committed to empowering young people not only within our community but also across the world. Our comprehensive lifestyle approach combines education-based programs with unwavering support to provide a holistic foundation for success.

We recognize that education is a powerful catalyst for change, and through our initiatives, we aim to equip students with the tools, resources, and guidance necessary to build brighter futures. Our programs go beyond traditional educational assistance by addressing the underlying challenges faced by underprivileged scholars. We are dedicated to breaking down barriers, fostering resilience, and instilling a sense of belonging and purpose.

Central to our mission is the “Pass The Baton” initiative—an embodiment of our unwavering commitment to students throughout their entire journey from Kinder to Career. This initiative serves as a guiding light, guiding students along each step of their educational path. Through mentorship, academic support, career exploration, and personal development opportunities, we empower students to navigate their unique journeys with confidence and determination.

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The Team

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Meet Our People

This stellar team has been carefully assembled for DIG LIFE’s ongoing success. DIG LIFE comprises a diverse mix of staff and volunteers who share a burning passion for giving back. We all come from different backgrounds, races, and cultures, and this diversity is the key to our success. The tolerance we have for each other is projected outward into the world.

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Eric Smith


Ryan Raether

Board Chairman

Regina Villacrusis

Chief Operating Officer

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