November 29 2018
Special thanks to Longfellow Elementary 5th Grade Spanish Immersion Students who joined with us during National Homeless Youth Awareness month by making over 100 outreach bags. So impressed with their enthusiasm.Read More
November 27 2018
StandUp For Kids - San Diego is so grateful to Jason Herrick and Fortune 421.In 2009 Jason sponsored StandUp For Kids - San Diego with the first Thanksgiving Holiday Turkey Bowl. It was a success and he has continued to remember our streets kids every year with not only this tradition but also in other ways throughout the years. He puts “our kids” first.THANKS JASON…YOU ROCK OUR WORLD.
November 23 2018
StandUp For Kids is so honored to have Dang Brother Pizza and the Mark Fortney Family support us during National Homeless Youth Awareness month!
November 8 2018
November was first declared as National Homeless Youth Awareness Month in 2007. Since then, November has been a time to acknowledge those children and families experiencing homelessness. As many as 2.5 million youth per year experience homelessness. Along with losing their home, community, friends, and routines as well as their sense of stability and safety, many homeless youth are also victims of trauma. While trying to survive on the streets, youth are exposed to countless dangers, with an increased likelihood of substance abuse, early parenthood, impulsivity, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and a vulnerability to being trafficked.San Diego ...Read More
June 22 2018
StandUp For Kids - San Diego has scheduled our next volunteer training.
Saturday July 7, 20181:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Our drop in center is open 6 nights a week (Sunday – Friday)
If you are available on one of those nights (weekly) from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., we would love to have you as a volunteer.
You must be 18 years old to volunteer.
Additionally you'll be filling out paperwork for a background check as we are working with at risk youth. The BI check and t-shirt is $20 and we accept cash or check. Please make out checks to StandUp For Kids. For cash, please have exact change as we do not carry cash at the center.
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January 25 2018
A year of highlights from Eddy Ameen, PhD, National Board Chair
Your support and involvement in our mission has helped make 2017 a standout year for StandUp For Kids.
Our central responsibility is to our nation’s young people faced with homelessness, whether temporary or longer term. No matter the circumstances that got them there. No matter the work that needs to be done to help them transition them into safe, stable chapters of their lives. We are deeply humbled by this responsibility, and held fiercely to it through the political tumult of 2017. When some of our youth felt unwelcome, we stood taller to welcome them.
In 2017, we worked with over 2,200 youth for the first ...Read More