50K for 50 Years Nov. 1, 2019

Top leaders and staff at San Diego Youth Services ran 50K (31 miles) across San Diego to kick off the 2019 National Homeless Youth Awareness Month on Nov. 1

Colleagues, Board members and friends joined CEO Walter Philips and Associate Executive Director Steven Jella along the route.

At least 1,500 youth are homeless here in America 's finest city. That number is also rising and likely to be a vast undercount. The most recent count found youth make up 12 percent of the county's unsheltered homeless population. higher than veterans at 10 percent and families at 3 percent.

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Youth Services to Run 50K for Homeless Youth

PHOTOS: Event photos

Founded as one of the nation's first shelters for homeless youth, San Diego Youth Services has helped improve the lives of 797,0000 homeless. runaway and abused youth. Today, the shelter remains the only emergency night shelter for homeless youth under 18. We also provide transitional housing for youth ages 16-25 and other services. helping more than 17,000 youth annually.

Together, we can end youth homelessness.

Event Details


Friday. November 1. 2019

Starting Line:

8am at SDYS Point Loma Campus
3255 Wing Street. San Diego. CA 9211

Finish Line:

SOYS Spring Valley and East Communities Campus (Auditorium) 3845 Spring Drive, Spring Valley, CA 91977
Approx. 3pm

The Course:

The run passed all SDYS locations across San Diego County.

Celebrating 50 Years

50 years of building futures for San Diego's youth

Landmarks in Our History

See the progress we've made in our mission to empower youth

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