Social Advocates For Youth

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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Cats Can Be Philanthropists Too

Donors love to come visit us at the SAY Finley Dream Center, and we LOVE hosting them for tours of our campus. Last month, we had our most unusual donor visit yet: Luther Furrbank the philanthropic cat came to visit alongside his human Cat Cvengros. Luther Furrbank teamed up with...

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Meet Ashley Fehrmann – Our New Chief Development Officer

We are thrilled to be welcoming a new face to our leadership team at SAY: Ashley Fehrmann, our incoming Chief Development Officer! Ashley thrives off of helping others live a better life and ensuring organizations have the strategies and tools to succeed. She more than ten years experience in political and non-profit...

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Important Changes at SAY

First, know that you are very important to us at SAY and the youth we serve. Thank you. In this email we have two big announcements. We are excited to announce that our Chief Operations Officer, Katrina Thurman, will be stepping into a new role as CEO for SAY beginning on...

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SAY Opens Emergency Winter Shelter for Homeless Youth

During these winter months, when it is extremely cold at night, the safety of our homeless community is a major concern for us at SAY. To help keep our youth safe, from December through March 2017 we are opening an overnight shelter program in downtown Santa Rosa to give emergency...

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A Winter Graduation Ceremony

Last week eight youth graduated from SAY's Fall Work-readiness Program. Prior to graduation they presented on their internships, crew work, and their chosen career path, including their next steps. Students shared about becoming firefighters, plumbers, cosmetologists, careers in psychology, and more. Favorite quotes from the day: “Now I just gotta get...

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Why We Love Lip Balm

How many 12-year-old business owners and philanthropists do you know? There aren’t many, but Sadie Asker is one of them. She started her own lip balm business, Lips For Living, and has been donating 10 percent of the sales to SAY. Sadie decided to donate after she and her mother, Brandi...

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