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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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Kia Chooses StandUp for Kids for Big Game Campaign

January 27 2020

Kia Motors America has announced that their Big Game commercial this Sunday will address youth homelessness. What's more, the company has decided to give a major donation to StandUp for Kids and two other organizations caring for homeless youth in America! According to Kia, "This year, with more than 4.2 million young people experiencing homelessness in the U.S., the car company known to 'Give It Everything' will use its big game advertising platform to give back in a meaningful way. For every yard gained during the game, Kia will donate $1,000 to three charity partners dedicated to ending the issue of youth homelessness and transforming the lives of young people in ...

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Remembering Cathy Hill As Told By Her Twin Sister Elizabeth Hill

September 24 2019

StandUp for Kids - San Diego On October 23rd, 2002 my identical twin sister Catherine came to my house to pick up a large bag of clothing that she was going to be donating to a cause that had become very close to her heart, StandUp For KIds, an organization that assists homeless children across the United States. There was something different about her that evening. She seemed peaceful and yet effervescent and ebuillant. We didn’t engage in our usual sister bickering. Our dog Ernie noticed something about her too and would not stop licking her. A few days later it became clear just what the change in her was about.  That night she was chattering away excitedly about a Halloween ...

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See you in San Antonio

September 22 2019

Starting Friday September 27, the entire StandUp for Kids family -- from outreach volunteers, local leaders, and executive directors, to donors, national board, and staff -- will convene in San Antonio, Texas for mark our 29th year, and partake in one very special National Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Remember the Mission," evoking the neaerby Alamo Mission's cry. We thought it would be fitting to tie in local roots with our own mission of "ending the cycle of youth homelessness." For the young people we serve, their own plea for independence rings ever so loudly in our ears and mobilizes us to take action. Together at this national conference, we have the ability ...

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Reaching Your Goals When Times Are Tough

September 4 2019

StandUp for Kids - San Diego My name is Sean Pour and I’m the co-founder of SellMax, a company that started out in San Diego and buys cars from customers all across the country. You may be wondering why you should read my story, or what I could possibly share with you that could be useful in your own life. Well, I was 14 years old when I started worrying about money. I was growing up in San Diego and my father owned a used car dealership. Times were tough, and my parents were struggling to pay the bills. At the time, I was in school just like any other kid. I couldn’t wait for class to end so I could shoot some hoops with my friends, but I realized that I had to make some ...

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