Social Advocates For Youth

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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23 Things Our Youth Have Done at the Sunflower Community Garden this Summer

This update comes from Sorrel Allen, our Sunflower Garden Youth Supervisor: It’s been a sunny, hot, and beautiful summer in the Sunflower Community Garden. Our first tomatoes are ripe on the vine at last! The pollinators are plentiful. Our heat loving crops such as corn and peppers are growing boldly; we can...

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Santa Rosa’s Homeless State of Emergency

Last night, the Santa Rosa City Council voted unanimously to draft a Homeless State of Emergency, with Vice Mayor Tom Schwedhelm suggesting that the emergency will only truly end when Santa Rosa's homeless numbers reach functional zero and all people have access to shelter and housing within a short time...

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Run for SAY

Lace up your sneakers and join runners around the world in running for SAY this summer! Atlas was founded by students in the Masters Program at Hult International Business School. Atlas recruits corporate sponsors make their donations possible, turning workouts into dollars for charity. The students were inspired to work with SAY after Cat Cvengros,...

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What to do when a homeless person asks you for money

Homeless people often tend to be literally overlooked, and the stigma of being homeless is very real. When approached by someone asking for money (panhandling) our first suggestion is always to treat people with compassion. Make eye contact, smile. You can say no to a request for money by simply saying “I...

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