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JUST SAY YES!
The Youth Project is in its 16th year of serving the Santa Clarita Valley; we are a small non-profit organization providing FREE mental health services including counseling, support groups, outreach/education and crisis intervention to thousands of teens in Santa Clarita Valley in the Hart School District. On average, we provide more than 8,000 hours of service each year.
The Youth Project relies 100% on grants, special events, and the kindness of the community. We have been fortunate to create relationships and partnerships that continue to validate what we do and we are so beyond grateful, but as requests for our mental health services increase so does the need for financial support.
In an effort to raise awareness and much-needed dollars, we are proud to share the Say YES to Youth Campaign. The Say YES to Youth campaign will have many facets with the primary focus being: engaging and connecting our neighborhoods, together providing a strong and healthy environment for our kids to grow up in.
Say YES to Youth invites you to support The Youth Project on a daily basis. By investing your dollars, you are investing in the health and well-being of our youth.
For just $24.00/month, a Teenager in Need
- … will have the chance to anonymously share their feelings as often as they need
- … will feel part of a community, surrounded by others with similar experiences
- … will have a safe space to share their feelings and ask questions
- … will learn alternative ways to process anger, rather than self-destructive behaviors
- … will receive tools to help cope with the loss of a loved one
- … will stop cutting or harming themselves
- … will create a better body image
- … will choose life over suicide
- … will decide not to abuse drugs and alcohol
- … will make better choices
- … will become more empowered
- … will feel less depressed
- … will stay in school, even as a teenage parent
- … will improve their grades
- … will feel safe
- … will learn how to better understand their parents
- … will cope with their abuse or assault
- … will make a new friend
- … will wait a little longer to have sex for the first time
- … will be more confident and stand taller in a crowd
- … will not drive while impaired
- … will learn better communication
- … will feel less alone
- … will become a happy, confident, contributing member of the community
We’ve just given you 24 reasons to support the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project, we could rattle off a thousand more. Our kids are in need and we all can do something to make a difference.
By giving teens the tools they need to live healthy and successful lives, we are providing them with a strong foundation for coping as they navigate through these pivotal years in their young lives.
You can help us make a difference by donating as little as $24.00 a month so we can continue impacting the lives of more than 28,000 families. In recognition of your contribution, The Youth Project will feature donors on our website, promote your name/business through various social media and local news outlets, mentioned in appropriate marketing materials and of course you will become part of the Say YES to Youth Community. We will make sure to let the world know, that YOU SAID YES TO YOUTH!
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You’ve watched NASCAR, ever wanted to drive a REAL race car? Now is your chance.
LA RACING IS OFFERING YOU A GREAT DEAL.
Buy a 20 Lap Race Pass for just $150.00 and
they will donate $50.00 right back to the Youth Project!
It’s just that simple. Purchase your pass by clicking HERE, and don’t forget to choose the Youth Project as the non-profit organization and that’s it!
Make sure to tell your friends, and make a day of it.
Thank You in Advance.
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Canyon High School and The Youth Project hosted the 2nd Annual Game of Life event on March 30, 2012.
At least ten local organizations participated in this annual outreach event, reaching almost 400 freshmen at Canyon HS just before Spring Break. Students were each given “crisis scenarios” (taken from real life examples) and using the resources available to them, solved the situation at hand.
Some examples include:
- You are at your boyfriend’s house. You got in a fight. You made him mad and he hit you. You left and just started walking. It’s midnight. You are alone and it’s too far to walk home. Your eye is swelling. You don’t want to call your parents. What do you do?
- You are being bullied on campus by a senior. She taunts you, sends nasty text messages and has started a Facebook page about “hating you”. You are afraid to walk home alone. Where can you go for help?
- Your dad just lost his job and your mom only works part time. You want to help out the family by getting a job, but you are only 14. Where can you go for help to gain employment?
- Last night you went to a party and had too much to drink. You were partying with a really cute guy. You kind of liked him, so you followed him into an empty bedroom and started making out with him. When you wanted to stop, he wouldn’t and forced you to have sex with him. You are feeling ashamed, embarrassed, scared, mad and alone. Where do you go?
The purpose of the activity is to familiarize teens with the organizations in their community that are in place to help, to teach them how to handle a crisis on their own, to make it less scary to reach out and ask for help and as an opportunity for outreach for our partners in the community.
Thank You to Canyon High School, The City of Santa Clarita, The California Highway Patrol, SCV Safe Rides, Department of Child and Family Services, Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, ACTION Parent/Teen Support, The Domestic Violence Center of Santa Clarita and the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita.
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Please join the The City of Santa Clarita and the Blue Ribbon Task Force for the
11th Annual Teen Scene Unplugged on
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Golden Valley High School.
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Resource Fair
7:00pm – Presentation
Stacy Kaiser, nationally known speaker, author, and psychotherapist will provide strategies and tips on facing the realities and challenges of parenting teens head on.
Ms. Kaiser will discuss ten things every parent needs to know to raise a successful adult.
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“On Friday, February 11th, The Santa Clarita Youth Project took over Canyon High School’s Gym and brought with them a veritable cornucopia of city resources. Each student that participated was assigned a mock scenario and had to navigate a labyrinth of choices before identifying the proper resource for their respective problems.” said, Canyon High’s Counseling Intern, Daniel Levitch.
The event included City of Santa Clarita, The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, The SCV Pregnancy Center, The Boys & Girls Club, Department of Child and Family Services, Action, California Highway Patrol, and Child and Family Center.
Close to 400 students made their way through the “Game of Life”; a pilot program funded by a grant awarded to the Youth Project from the City of Santa Clarita.
Levitch said, “It’s absolutely critical that our students are aware of the resources they have at their disposal and events like this are a wonderful way of communicating that message.”
The goal of the program is to teach teenagers how to resolve issues on their own, and to identify the appropriate resources and agencies, should they find themselves in a crisis.
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The Youth Project is setting sail …. Aboard a float that is!
SCVYP Executive Director, Kim Goldman and her “Dancing with Our Stars” partner Willy Arroyo, Ingrid Blanco, and Carlos Alberto Solis, will be ringing in the New Year aboard the Cunard Luxury Cruise Line “A Grand Celebration at Sea” Float, in the 2011 Rose Parade held in Pasadena, Ca, January 1, 2011.
To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime event, Willy and Ingrid from D’Wilfri DanceArt Entertainment, are offering you the chance to win five private lessons (valued at $500)! For just $25.00 per entry, you might have the chance to dance with the BEST and have an opportunity to dance in their upcoming showcase in 2011!
Click the BUY NOW button below and enter as many times as you want. **Each ticket will count as individual entries. Winner will be announced January 2nd, 2011.
Set your DVR’s to see the 2 couples in action!
**All entries are fully tax deductible, and non-refundable. Once payment is processed, you will receive confirmation of your purchase; this will serve as confirmation of your entry as well as your tax donation receipt for 2010.