Career Services

SAY Youth at work at the Tolay Fall Festival

The Tolay Fall Festival is a destination for thousands of youth each day during the month of October, and crew members from SAY's YouthLink department worked hard to help set up and staff the event each morning. Crew members help set up activities, including wool threading, corn husk doll making, candle...

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SAY Youth are Cleaning up at Bayer Farm

Tucked away in a quiet Roseland neighborhood on West Avenue is a location that goes largely unexplored. A simple wooden sign standing in front of the lot reads “Bayer Farm”, but the map hanging below it shows the site’s potential. With the support of LandPaths, a Sonoma County organization dedicated...

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Sprigs n Sprouts Program Helps Kids Grow

From mentoring to tattoo removal, SAY’s Esperanza Resource Center offers volunteer opportunities, work experience, field trips, and engaging activities for kids who may be at-risk of joining a gang. One program run by our Esperanza team is the Sunflower Community Garden, located on the corner of A and 7th streets...

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SAY Youth Are Helping Prevent Fires

This summer, SAY youth worked alongside Fire Marshal Roberta MacIntyre, and her team from the Sonoma County Fire Prevention Division clearing brush and helping to prevent fires in rural Sonoma County. As part of the Road Side Chipper program, our youth crew members travelled to Fitch Mountain in Healdsburg, and worked hauling branches...

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SAY Kids take the Field with the SF Giants!

On Sunday, July 13th, 2014, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner tied a league record by hitting his second grand-slam of the season. That same homerun ball landed just feet away from a group of SAY youth, staff, and volunteers, all of whom exploded in cheers as the home team...

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A Job With a Purpose

It's a busy morning at the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter, and Angelica, 19 is making the rounds with a cart of dog kibble and wet food. She starts down one aisle, following the feeding chart and making sure that each dog gets the right mix of wet and dry food....

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Summer Jobs Program Kicks Off!

Yesterday marked the kickoff of one of our favorite programs here at SAY: the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC). This summer jobs program offers over 200 youth ages 16-24 the opportunity to gain work experience, environmental education, steady pay, and the chance to give back to their community through...

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Anabel Mata

Celebrating Anabel’s Success

We are always delighted to see our community recognizes a member of the SAY family for his or her service with an award, but it is not every day that we have an award winner who was nominated entirely by accident. Anabel Mata, a stellar youth volunteer with our Esperanza...

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The 2013 Youth Opportunities Fair

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