Social Advocates For Youth

Kiera’s Socks

[gallery link="file" columns="4"] From the desk of Susie McGavin, SAY's Director of Operations: This all started out with me taking an opportunity to use the coins in Kiera's piggy bank to teach her about coins, practice sorting, and sneak in a little math. We emptied her piggy bank and when we...

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Our Annual Report: Pathways to Hope

Last year, we stopped over 170 kids from running away from home through our 24/7 crisis hotline. These successes, and many others are only possible thanks to an amazing community of supporters like you. That's why we're doing things a little differently in our Annual Report this year. We want...

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Agilent Technologies Cares for Kids

Staff from Agilent Technologies participated in the United Way Day of Caring on September 12, at three SAY program sites: the Sunflower Community Garden, Tamayo Village, and the Coffee House Teen Shelter. These amazing volunteers tackled some ambitious projects: they brightened our hallways with new paint at Tamayo Village, gave new...

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Have you seen our buses?

We have a new toll-free crisis number for our teen shelter, and we're promoting it our all month with ads on Sonoma County Transit buses. If you, or someone you know needs help, please save our new crisis number: (888) 729-0012. You can call us anytime, our shelter staff are available...

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Elsie

Dedication Pays Off

Elsy is 17, and had been hoping to get a summer job through the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps ever since the program started 4 years ago. She's a junior in high school now, and first applied for a summer job in 2009, but wasn't hired. While she was disappointed,...

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Children’s Shopping Spree 2012

On Saturday, August 4 hundreds of volunteers, and the members of Active 20-30 club of the Redwood Empire #1029, Active 20-30 Healdsburg #205, Active 20-30 of the North Bay #656, and Active 20-30 of Santa Rosa #50 woke up early to take 208 children back to school shopping, get them...

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A Young Boy’s Remarkable Transformation

[caption id="attachment_428" align="aligncenter" width="600"] SAY's Carlo Rossi[/caption] Carlo Rossi, SAY's Independent Child Advocate brings us this story about a young boy's remarkable transformation. As a child advocate, Carlo works with children and parents who are struggling in school. Through his work, he was connected with Joey, a ten year old boy...

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