The City of Perris, in partnership with Mt. San Jacinto College, is establishing an educational account for the Turpin children through the MSJC Foundation.
Donations can be made to the Perris Bright Futures Fund through the MSJC Foundation.
For Immediate Release
February 2, 2018
The City of Perris, Mt. San Jacinto College and the Mt. San Jacinto College Foundation have partnered to establish the Perris Bright Futures Fund to assist the 13 Turpin siblings reach their educational goals. The City and College also are creating a second scholarship to aid students who major in child care, social work and health care.
Perris City Manager Richard Belmudez said the City is honored to partner with Mt. San Jacinto College on establishing both scholarships.
“We want the Turpin siblings to know that the entire community is behind them,” he said. “Through the scholarships we hope to not only show our support but encourage future professionals dedicated to assist individuals of similar circumstances. We invite the entire Perris Valley community to participate.”
The Perris Bright Futures Fund is already active and accepting donations. The second scholarship will be posted to the MSJC Foundation web page soon.
Dr. Roger Schultz, superintendent/president of Mt. San Jacinto College, said he hopes the scholarship can help the Turpin siblings rebuild their lives and that the second scholarship helps those students who wish to enter educational programs that can help end child abuse.
“This is a time when we need to pull together to help others. We are proud that Perris partnered with us in this endeavor,” Dr. Schultz said. “We will uphold the college’s mission and our vision of transforming lives by providing this support for the Turpin siblings. We want to do what we can to make sure they have bright futures.”
For information or to donate to the Perris Bright Futures Fund, visit www.msjc.edu/foundation or call 951-487-3171.
MSJC statement on Perris allegations
Mt. San Jacinto College is aware that one of the children of the Perris couple accused of torture and child endangerment was previously enrolled at MSJC.
To protect the privacy of the student and abide by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, we cannot comment further about the student.
These allegations are extremely disturbing. We at Mt. San Jacinto College are deeply saddened and horrified to hear of the allegations involving these children.
Our hearts go out to the victims. MSJC will follow this story and will provide appropriate support from our institution.