Blog - San Diego

Standing Up For San Diego's Homeless Teens

March 9 2021

StandUp for Kids - San Diego  Trying to fix San Diego's homeless problem during a pandemic and economic uncertainty is a monumental task. There are still thousands in need of housing, and it's especially tough for over 900 of those individuals under the age of 24. Several organizations exist to support them, but only one will Stand Up For Kids. That's why we chose Terilyn Burg as our ABC 10News Leadership Award Winner for March. When the pandemic hit, there was a rush to house 8,000 homeless San Diegans to prevent the virus from spreading. But that did not mean the work of homeless outreach organizations was finished. "StandUp For Kids was still open. We had not shut ...

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CBS8: Thousands of San Diego Teens Have Nowhere to Call Home

February 23 2021

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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StandUp and Move Finishes as a Major Success

November 4 2020

StandUp and Move, a national virtual event that took place from October 8 through 12, 2020, attracted 275 participants, 340 donors, and 8 sponsors. After shattering our first goal of $50,000 before the event kicked off, we ended 19% over with proceeds totaling $59,605!   As the first event of its kind to end the cycle of youth homelessness, all participants got to choose a time, distance, and location to move. And did they ever: They ran, walked, biked, wheeled, skated,danced, and they cheered others on.  Today, thanks to this community of friends, StandUp for Kids is able to face the critical issue of youth homelessness a little bit ...

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Join Our Virtual Run/Walk/Bike Event

September 12 2020

The work we do to help homeless youth across the country get back on their feet would not be possible without amazing volunteers and supporters like you. It’s because of your dedication that we have a 30-year history as a nationally-recognized organization fighting to end youth homelessness. To show our thanks, we’ve created a virtual run/walk/bike event that will unite us all together in a safe, healthy way for an important cause.  Register or donate today to our first ever virtual nationwide event, StandUp and MOVE, taking place across the country October 8 through 12, 2020.  Register to MOVE!  This virtual event is like no other. You will ...

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Giving Thursday

May 6 2020

StandUp for Kids - San Diego The month of May has been designated as a giving month. Tomorrow is our “Giving Thursday”. StandUp for Kids – San Diego’s mission is to end the cycle of youth homelessness. We do this every day, one youth at a time. Our volunteers are here to empower homeless and at-risk youth toward lifelong personal growth, and to create in these youth a sincere belief in themselves through open, straightforward counseling, mentoring, and life-skills training. We ask for your support to allow StandUp for Kids all volunteer staff to continue to build healthy and trusting relationships, promote safety, and advocate with homeless and at-risk youth who ...

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Kia Calls For Nationwide Blitz Against Youth Homelessness In Super Bowl Campaign

January 29 2020

News provided by Kia Motors America Kia Teams with Standout Rookie Running Back Josh Jacobs in 60-Second Spot Focused on Overcoming Adversity and Achieving the Impossible Dream Jacobs - who experienced homelessness growing up - gives his "younger self" valuable encouragement and advice For every yard gained during the big game, Kia's "Yards Against Homelessness" initiative will donate $1,000 to three charity partners dedicated to ending the issue of youth homelessness IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- What would you tell a younger you trying to make your way through the world? For Josh Jacobs, who rose from homelessness in middle school to football stardom, it is an inspiring ...

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