Career Services

Sonoma County Teens Celebrate Summer Jobs

On June 21, over 150 young people ages 14-21 kicked off their summer with a celebration at Spring Lake. These youth are members of the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps, and will be spending their summer working outdoors beautifying creeks and parks throughout Sonoma County. These young people are the newest...

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A success story in the making

[caption id="attachment_332" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="SAY's Michelle Revecho"][/caption] At a recent training, I learned that the leading cause of death in the population of youth whom we serve is automobile accidents where drugs and alcohol are involved, followed by homicides, and then suicides. What do all of those youth have in common?...

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SAY Gives Ex-Gang Members a Clean Slate

New Skin from Social Advocates for Youth on Vimeo. Take a moment to remember your first job interview. You might have known to dress up, or come prepared with a smile and a handshake, but what if you hadn't been told how to make a good first impression? That's where SAY's Youth...

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Carmen's success story starts with strife. Before working with SAY at Cloverdale High School, Carmen says that she would constantly put herself down and wouldn't stick up for herself. If someone told her she couldn't do something, she believed them, and took that negativity to heart. Now, she's using tools...

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SAY is Putting Youth to Work This Summer

For the third year running, SAY has hired over 100 youth to work on ecological restoration projects as part of the 2011 Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC). For many of the youth who were hired this year, this is their first job, and their first opportunity to gain the...

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The 2011 Sunflower Community Garden

The youth who work at SAY's Sunflower Community Garden this summer will grow more than just vegetables. SAY is hiring several at-risk youth to work in the garden and, in an expansion of last year's program, the youth will then train over 100 children ages 4-11 about healthy eating habits. The...

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The Sunflower Community Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

SAY celebrated the Grand Opening of the Sunflower Community Garden with a BBQ party last Thursday, July 29th. Our partners from the City of Santa Rosa Recreation, Parks & Communities Department, as well as members of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce were on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony led...

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