Social Advocates For Youth

One Cold Night 2018: Sonoma Valley

We are only 5 days away from One Cold Night! So far we have touched on four of our sleeping sites - today we are heading to Sonoma Valley to learn more about the unique needs of youth in this area. This week we are talking about Sonoma Valley-the needs of...

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One Cold Night 2018: North County

This post is in reference to our 2018 event. To visit our 2019 event page and learn more about this year's One Cold Night fundraiser, please click here.  We are only two weeks away from SAY’s annual fall fundraiser, One Cold Night! Participating in One Cold Night is an act of...

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One Cold Night 2018: Petaluma

We are less than a month from SAY’s annual fall fundraiser, One Cold Night, taking place on December 7th. One Cold Night makes a meaningful impact on our community, shows solidarity with youth experiencing homelessness and disconnection, and builds awareness that inspires more and more people each year to step...

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One Cold Night 2018: West County

SAY’s annual fall fundraiser, One Cold Night, is a county wide movement of individuals, known as sleepers who accept the challenge to sleep outside for one night so that homeless and at-risk youth don’t have to. This event will take place on December 7th with Sleepers representing six key areas...

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One Cold Night 2018: Santa Rosa

SAY's annual fall fundraiser, One Cold Night, will take place on December 7th with community members spending the night outside to advocate and raise awareness for the 515 youth experiencing homelessness in Sonoma County. This year, Sleepers will represent six key areas in Sonoma County and the unique struggles and...

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Youth Summer Successes at SAY

This summer was a busy and exciting time for youth in SAY’s work experience programs. Every summer, SAY helps a cohort of young people become workforce ready through professional development workshops that focus on essential job skills, mock interviewing, and helping youth get that vital first job experience on their...

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Northwestern Mutual honors youth advocate Sharon Zimmerman with $15,000 grant to Social Advocates for Youth

Since 2009, Sharon Zimmerman has been an incredible addition to the SAY Family. As a board member, volunteer, and youth advocate, Sharon has become an integral part of SAY’s history. It is our honor to congratulate Sharon on her newest title: 2018 Northwestern Mutual Community Service Award Winner. Sharon, a wealth management...

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SAY Recognized as Youth Friendly Business

Social Advocates for Youth is honored to be recognized as a Youth Friendly Business by the Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB)! Our local Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is a group of key stakeholders appointed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to address workforce challenges throughout Sonoma County. The WIB...

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Advocates at SAY Soirée Raise $397,011 to support housing, counseling, and career services for youth

On Saturday, April 14th 350 caring adults gathered in Downtown Santa Rosa to attend our annual fundraiser, SAY Soirée – the first fundraiser ever to be held by a nonprofit in the newly reunified Courthouse Square. This sold-out event raised $397,011 of critical unrestricted revenue to support SAY’s housing, counseling, and...

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