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New Funding for Homeless Youth

Monday, April 2, 2018

San Diego Youth Services will receive $2.5 million in state funding to lead a new, comprehensive program for homeless youth in San Diego County. The new funds will allow San Diego Youth Services and our partners—South Bay Community Services, YMCA Youth and Family Services, The Center, Home Start and the Regional Task Force on the … Read More

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Creations in Chocolate Raises Record $100,000 for Youth

Monday, March 19, 2018

Dat Phan, Original Winner of Last Comic Standing, and more than 240 guests joined San Diego Youth Services this month for its 12th Annual Creations in Chocolate event at Liberty Station. Together, we raised more than $100,000 to help us continue improving the lives of young people throughout San Diego County. The March 8 event, … Read More

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JetBlue Donation Helps At-Risk Youth

Monday, February 26, 2018

Thank you to San Diego JetBlue crew members for a donation of 20 large bags to help at-risk youth. The Sweet Cases, hand painted by crew members, include a hygiene kit, blanket, stuffed animal, coloring book, crayons and other items as part of a partnership with Together We Rise, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming … Read More

IRONMAN for Foster Youth

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Our Associate Executive Director, Steven Jella, will participate in the IRONMAN Santa Rosa on May 12 to raise $10,000 and awareness as part of National Foster Care Month. More than 400,000 children and youth are in foster care across the nation. The event, on May 12 during Mother’s Day weekend, is a 140.6-mile triathlon in … Read More

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Kelly McGeehan Runs to Raise Funds

Monday, February 5, 2018

San Diego Youth Services Board Member Kelly McGeehan will participate in the San Diego Half Marathon & 5K on March 11 to help raise funds for homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth. “Some people sign up for races because they want to achieve a personal best, some want to have something to train for and … Read More

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HMT Electric Donates $12,000 for San Diego Youth

Friday, January 19, 2018

We are honored to be one of three charities selected by HMT Electric to benefit from the 1st HMT Charity Golf Tournament. This first tournament marked the company’s 10th anniversary. Thank you to HMT Electric President Brian Hudak and all of his team and clients for your generous donation of $12,000. Congratulations on your 10-year … Read More

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Classical Piano Recital to Benefit SDYS

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Daneshmand family is hosting the 5th Annual Classical Piano Benefit Recital Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 3pm to 5pm at the Congregational Church of La Jolla to benefit San Diego Youth Services. A moving musical repertoire, a delightful atmosphere, a festive champagne reception, special surprises, and deep gratitude await you. The Daneshmands look forward … Read More

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SDYS Receives Day for Change Grant

Friday, December 22, 2017

Thank you to Day for Change for a $7,000 grant in support of transition age youth. Your support will help us continue vital services to youth ages 14-25 who are moving through a critical time in their lives wrought with changes and challenges. Founded by leading financial management professionals across San Diego County, Day for … Read More