SAY at the 2011 Rose Parade
On Saturday May 21, SAY participated in the 117th Annual Luther Burbank Rose Parade. We honored the Tamayo Family by highlighting The Mary and Jose Tamayo House, our transitional housing program for youth ages 18-24. We’d like to take a moment to thank our Rose Parade partners: we teamed up with Summit State Bank to enter the parade and our “Tamayo House” float was generously provided by Stephen Marshall of Little House on the Trailer. We’d also like to thank all of the staff and volunteers who came out to walk with us in the parade and to cheer us on from the sidelines.
The Tamayo House is home to 23 youth, many of whom have aged out of foster care or were formerly homeless. The young adults who live at Tamayo House have the opportunity to learn independent living skills in a supportive environment. Tamayo House residents pay rent, learn to cook their own meals, and can get help finding jobs, completing their GEDs, and signing up for classes at the SRJC. Tamayo House staff offer a friendly ear, support, and referrals to outside services including counseling at SAY’s main office, and access to our Youth Employment Center.
We are honored to work with such an inspirational group of young adults, and had a great time promoting the Tamayo House in the Rose Parade. Photos of our parade group are below: