Photography

Meet Jada

[embed]https://vimeo.com/[/embed] [vimeo 215745370 w=720 h=405] When Jada’s father was disabled in a car accident, the path of her childhood and her family’s stability was deeply affected. Her parents struggled to keep up with monthly bills, including mortgage payments. “My dad wasn’t able to work,” Jada says. “So we weren’t able to pay for...

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Our SAY-VIVORS Raised $400,000 for our Kids!

Our SAY-VIVOR event was an incredible success for our youth because of our amazing community! Thank you to our sponsors, guests, volunteers and supporters who helped raise money for SAY's housing, counseling, and careers programs. We raised $400,000 for our kids! Last year we were able to end homelessness for 189...

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Willow Project Grows in the Sunflower Garden

In January youth staff from Social Advocates for Youth’s Sunflower Community Garden, along with Sorrel Allen, our Garden Youth Supervisor, worked with local environmental artist, Sherry Gibson from Wild Woodswoman Creations to install a 8ft x 9 ft. living willow arch for the new entrance to the Sunflower Community Garden. Youth...

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Touring an SAY job site with our elected officials

As we wrap up our summer jobs program – The Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC), we like to invite our local elected officials to visit the crews and see the work they're doing out in our community. This year, Supervisor Susan Gorin joined us in Sonoma at Jack London...

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Caring for animals at the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter

For the last few years, the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter has been one of our favorite youth job sites for the SCYEC. This week, we took a trip to the shelter to visit the kittens and catch up with Charlie and Jada who have been spending their summer working at the shelter,...

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SAY teens team up at the Food Bank this summer

Last week, Dario Aguilar, our Esperanza Program Case Manager and I checked in with Eric and Andres, two youth who have been working at the Redwood Empire Food Bank this summer through our Esperanza Works program. When we arrived, the boys were busy sorting strawberries, making sure that the berries...

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