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:
Strengthening the Whole Child, Whole Family, and
SAY Selects New CEO
Longtime Executive Director Michael Carr to retire in the fall. National candidate selected. Click here for press release.
Michael Carr Day Proclaimed by County Supervisors
Every April, during Child Abuse Prevention Month, the San Diego County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council gives out STARTS awards to local heroes who have dediated their lives to helping abused children. SAY's Executive Director Michael Carr was among those honored. He was instrumental in the formation of the Community Services to Families child abuse prevention program that has been used as a model for other communities.
Michael Carr has been the Executive Director of Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego for more than 30 years. Under his leadership, SAY San Diego has expanded from offering services out of one location to more than 50 throughout the City of San Diego.
In recognition of Michael's years of service to the community, the Board of Supervisors proclaimed April 9, 2013 to be Michael Carr Day in San Diego County. County Supervisor Ron Roberts had this to say about Michael when he presented him with the proclaimation:
"Michael Carr has served as executive director of Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) San Diego for more than 30 years. Under his leadership, SAY has grown from a small agency in Linda Vista to a non-profit that addresses child abuse, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency prevention, and education issues from more than 50 locations county-wide. For his efforts, the board declared today to be 'Michael Carr Day' throughout San Diego County and made him one of the month's STARS Award winners. STARS go to those who: Support children and parents, Take a positive perspective, Address the issues, Recognize that parenting can be a challenge, and Strengthen coping skills. Congratulations Michael."
Adopt A Family Program Helps Nearly 1500 People
SAY thanks the nearly 300 donors and volunteers who stepped forward this year to provide a joyous and generous holiday for 341 low-income families (1478 individuals). Now in its 12th year, SAY's Adopt A Family program relies on community support. A special thank you goes out to Nico Insurance, which underwrites most of the operational costs of the program.
SAY Celebrates 40 years!
Learn more about this exciting organization at: http://www.saysandiego.org
Help SAY San Diego support the positive development of young people, their families and communities.