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Oct 12, 2023, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Liberty Station
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WHOLE COMMUNITY

STRENGTHENING THE

ANNUAL
REPORT

SAY’s enduring vision is to achieve opportunity,
equity, and well-being for all San Diegans.
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SAY unites people and communities to work
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WHOLE COMMUNITY

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SAY San Diego Light Our Way 2023

LIGHT OUR WAY
2023

Higher education comes with an even higher price tag.
Support outstanding high school graduating seniors by
donating to SAY San Diego’s Light Our Way campaign today!
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Serving San Diego's Kids
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WHOLE FAMILY

STRENGTHENING THE

STRENGTHENING THE
WHOLE FAMILY

SAY strengthens the whole family because families are
at the center of the lives of children and youth and at
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HERE FOR SAN DIEGANS

FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS

Founded in 1971 and serving over 30,000 San Diegans annually, SAY San Diego has been making a difference for children, families, and communities for over 50 years. We opened our doors with one paid employee, a budget of $1,500, and the goal of providing prevention services to struggling youth - now, we encompass so much more.

SAY San Diego has evolved from a single-focused organization to an agency whose work encompasses over 30 programs which strengthen the whole child, the whole family, and the whole community.

From before- and after-school programs and early childhood services to therapy services for youth and adults, to support for key populations, like the region’s local military families, SAY San Diego strives to make sure that every San Diegan can get the help they need, whenever and wherever they need it.

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Family Support

We partner with parents in raising their children and achieving overall family well-being.
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Preschools & Extended Learning Programs

Our preschools and before- and after-school programs nurture your child’s growth.
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Youth Advocacy & Development

We serve the whole child, emphasizing prevention and personal development.
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Health Navigation & Mental Health Support

We help San Diegans get the counseling and care they need on their paths to wellness.
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Community Development

We partner with families, communities, and local leaders to enact positive change and equitable social conditions.
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2023 LIGHT OUR WAY
CAMPAIGN

The Light Our Way Campaign began as a countywide tribute to members of the graduating high school class of 2020. The purpose of the Light Our Way Scholarship campaign is to honor and celebrate graduating high school seniors in the…

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Spring & Summer Break
Camps 2023

Staying active physically and mentally when young promotes healthy habits, especially during the summer months. Students no longer have the regular routine of school, meaning it’s up to parents to ensure they’re outside and moving around.

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Annual
Report

In 2022, SAY San Diego partnerships and services focused on strengthening the whole child, whole family and whole community, as always. Learn about a few of the key ways we continued and broadened its impact as a critical resource for the community.

30,000+

San Diegans Served Every Year

40+

Active Programs

4,000+

Youth Served Every Day

100+

Dedicated Employees

DISCOVER ALL THAT SAY SAN DIEGO HAS TO OFFER

SUCCESS STORIES

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“Since the first day, Miya has excitedly run into the classroom when we arrive and always looks so happy when we pick her up! I appreciate that SAY offers this wonderful center to their staff as it allows me the ability to feel at ease when she's there and while I'm working.”

- Jean Saito, Parent at SAY's Early Childhood Center

SUCCESS STORIES

A group of children sitting on the ground, smiling. They are wearing name tags and appear to be in an outdoor setting at Say San Diego."We moved here during the pandemic with many of the kid-friendly locations shut down, including libraries and recreation leagues, and [the region] didn’t feel very welcoming, but we always feel welcome here [at SAY’s Military Family Resource Center], and my daughter looks forward to coming every week!"- Parent Quote
Three individuals stand behind a table at an outdoor event with a banner reading "This is what QUEER joy looks like," surrounded by various informational materials and decorations. The event is supported by Say San Diego, adding a local touch to the celebration."The Collective is a powerhouse. We support movements that help protect those of us who are more vulnerable, and we provide a safe arena to find and understand resources and make meaningful connections. The community building we've been doing has been incredibly impactful. I've met countless resilient, strong, beautiful people who form a community that feels like home."- Youth Advocate Quote
Two women and two children sit at an outdoor table. One child interacts with a Play-Doh set, while the other child sits on one woman's lap. A playground is visible in the background, showcasing a perfect Say San Diego scene."I recently  got a 60-day notice to move because my landlord sold the property. SAY San Diego provided me with assistance with my deposit to move into a new place and on Christmas with gift cards for presents for the kids. Now that's awesome! I appreciate all the help, and I'm so very grateful to have this opportunity."- Parent Quote
A woman in sunglasses holds a smiling toddler in her arms. They are outdoors in a sunny San Diego area with benches and a white pavilion in the background.“SINCE THE FIRST DAY, MIYA HAS EXCITEDLY RUN INTO THE CLASSROOM WHEN WE ARRIVE AND ALWAYS LOOKS SO HAPPY WHEN WE PICK HER UP! I APPRECIATE THAT SAY OFFERS THIS WONDERFUL CENTER TO THEIR STAFF AS IT ALLOWS ME THE ABILITY TO FEEL AT EASE WHEN SHE'S THERE AND WHILE I'M WORKING.”- Jean Saito, Parent at SAY's Early Childhood Center

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