Social Advocates For Youth

The 2013 GEM Conference

[gallery ids="733,714,715,716,717,718,719,720,721,722,723,724,725,726,727,728,729,730,731,732"] On March 29, 2013 students from Amarosa Academy joined Esperanza Resource Services program staff Toni Abraham and Amanda Hernandez for the 2013 Girls Empowerment Movement (GEM) Conference. GEM is a two day conference geared at empowering and inspiring young women to succeed and to think about their futures and...

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SAY Offers a Leadership Lecture at Sonoma State University

[gallery ids="693,694,695,696,697,698,699,700,701,702,703,704,705,706,707,708,709,710,711"] On Monday, March 11, SAY was invited to give a lecture on leadership to a class of 700 students. SAY Executive Director Matt Martin was joined by Cat Cvengros, Director of Development for SAY, Francis Welch, Facility Monitor at SAY's Tamayo Village, John Meislahn, SAY's Board President, and Nino...

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Youth Workers Plant Trees

This winter we have had an energetic group of 10 youth working in partnership with the Sonoma County Water Agency to keep our local trails clear of debris, and to restore native plants to our waterways. An extension of the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps, the crew has been hard...

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Santa Rosa Youth Mural Project Kicks Off

A few months ago, the City of Santa Rosa's Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force invited artist Fabian Debora from Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles to come tell his inspiring story of leaving the gang-lifestyle behind. Fabian spoke with a group of teens from California Youth Outreach (CYO) and SAY's Esperanza...

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Secret Santa Makes a Difference for Kids

Our Medi-Cal Counseling Clinic serves over 250 families each year, providing therapy and counseling to youth between the ages of 5 and 25. Over the holiday season, many of the parents we work with are worried about how they will be able to afford Christmas presents for their children. This...

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