Blog - San Diego

Did You Catch Us on National TV?

July 24 2019

We are excited to announce that our organization was featured on Coffee with America on Saturday, July 13, on stations across the nation. The segment introduced viewers to Atlanta staff member Julie Palmer. Julie beautifully captured the work we do and the youth we serve. Please give it a watch and share it with your friends! Stand Up For Kids from Coffee with America on Vimeo.

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StandUp for Kids Has a New Look

July 24 2019

After nearly thirty years of serving youth in need, we are thrilled to announce that the StandUp for Kids brand had a makeover! Youth-Centered Our new logo captures the awesome potential of young lives when they know care, feel loved, and have the support they need to move quickly from surviving to thriving. Youth are the heart of our organization, so it was important to convey that. The logo is youth-centered, energetic, and a clever evolution of our former look. Proud to be the Purple People Purple often represents wisdom or creativity. To the youth we serve, it represents safety, care, and support. Our kids often call volunteers the Purple People. Youth know they can trust them to get ...

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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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