SAY San Diego (Social Advocates for Youth)

SAY San Diego is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the positive development of young people, their families and communities.  Founded in 1971, SAY celebrates over 40 years of continuous operation in San Diego, and is proud of all it has accomplished as a direct service provider and a respected community partner.

SAY's primary services include:

  • Delinquency Prevention and Juvenile Diversion
  • Extended Day Before and After School Programs
  • Family Support and Development
  • Health Promotion
  • Community Development and Collaboration
  • School Readiness and Support
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Drug Abuse Prevention
  • Mental Health


Strengthening the Whole Child, Whole Family, and Whole Community
Since 1971


Thanks To Our Generous Adopt-A-Family Donors

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SAY Welcomes New CEO: Nancy Gannon Hornberger

Nancy Gannon Hornberger began October 1st as the new CEO of SAY San Diego. Selected by the Board of Directors after a nationwide search, Nancy served as Executive Director of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ), a national organization based in Washington, DC, before coming to SAY. Throughout her 30-year career, Nancy has improved circumstances for vulnerable children and families through direct service, leadership development, public policy, coalition building, and system reform efforts.

"I look forward to working together with all of you in the SAY community to keep every facet of our agency strong, and to continue to build a vibrant and resourceful future. SAY practices with grace and effectiveness the art of caring for children and all who raise children. What we do together is indeed the most important work of our society, and I am thrilled to be involved." - Nancy Gannon Hornberger


Thank You To Our Fabulous Back to School Drive Donors and Volunteers

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SAY Celebrates 40 years!



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