Blog - San Diego

CBS8: Thousands of San Diego teens have nowhere to call home

May 10 2019

StandUp for Kids - San Diego "Sadly, the number of homeless teens who are under 18 is also on the rise.  Teri Burg, executive director of StandUp For Kids here in San Diego, knows this all too well. She has dedicated her life to helping homeless youth for nearly three decades now. Several times a week, she hits the streets of East Village with other volunteers, providing direct outreach to teens who have no roof over their heads. Along with the food, drinks and hygiene products they delivers, they are also providing a sense of hope."For the full story at, please click here.

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SUFK - San Diego Thanks Longfellow Elementary Students

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.

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SUFK - San Diego Thanks Jason Herrick and Fortune 421

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.

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Thank You From StandUp For Kids - San Diego!

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!

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My New Blog

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 ...

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Join StandUp For Kids - San Diego New Volunteer Training!

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. StandUp For Kids - San Diego ...

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