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Join the Movement, Become a Youth Champion

Invest in Youth Today, Change the World Tomorrow

“Being at YA I feel wanted and supported, not invisible anymore. Their team is there for me, they’re like my second family.”

YA Youth 2021

Youth Alliance is inviting you to support the Youth Rising initiative and invest in our community’s young leaders and future. Youth Rising will be launched at the online event on June 17th, highlighting the amazing young leaders committed to making a difference within the community. This year, Youth Alliance is thrilled to announce a $150,000 fundraising goal to launch the next 25 years of impact and investment in youth leadership and success.   


Be a Champion for Youth

YA is seeking community visionaries as key champions in the Youth Rising initiative. Your support will invest in young people’s wellness and leadership development. We will do this by building out youth spaces and programming that provide young people a safe space to connect, learn and empower themselves and their community. These centers are a hub for youth and family engagement activities, youth leadership opportunities, counseling and mentoring, computer and technology access, education recovery, career skills building, and advocacy. Youth Alliance is committed to advance and promote positive opportunities to support the next generations’ wellness and leadership. Generous donors like you are the key to our collective success. Together, we will continue to provide local youth with the pathways to transform, grow, connect, lead, and reach their fullest potential. 


Be a Catalyst for Change

Youth Alliance is incredibly grateful for your generosity. By choosing to invest in our vision, we offer logo recognition on all marketing collateral, social media posts, website, and Youth Rising registration page, and acknowledgment at the 2021 Change Makers Gala. Furthermore, we’d like to sponsor a community press release that will highlight the Youth Rising initiative and it’s important champions like you.  For Youth Visionary and Youth Champion Investors, YA would like to honor you by placing a plaque with your business name and logo on the Wall of Gratitude at the Youth Center and offer you naming opportunities for the sponsored counseling/kitchen rooms. 

Or scan the QR Code below to donate directly.

All checks payable to “Youth Alliance“. For more information, please contact Rene Casas at rene@youthall.org.

If you are unable to invest in our community vision at this time, we’d love to have you become a Youth Rising Partner for the next year to support young people’s futures. Possible ideas include: multi-year support, providing in-kind assistance such as Youth Center renovation materials or expertise, workshops, project volunteers, or technical expertise. 

We need your help to continue this investment in young leaders for the next 25 years! 

YA parents and youth are leading and co-convening transformative work in education and juvenile justice systems that will ask us all to reimagine and transform how we support young people with mentorship, guidance, and healing. An exciting goal in 2021 is being realized right now with the soft opening of the Restorative Justice Youth Center in Hollister and an expanded location in Gilroy. This can become a reality with your support!


Wall of Gratitude

With humility and deep resolve, I ask you to believe in Youth Alliance’s vision to continue to invest in youth and their leadership. We will continue to be there for one another, and we thank you for your consideration of this request. Your generous support and investment helps ensure we can be there for all young people for decades to come. Thank you for your investment and for the lifelong impact on our community’s youth. YA would like to commemorate your support by adding you to Youth Alliance’s Wall of Gratitude.

Youth Champion


Youth Advocate


Lead Sponsor


Engage Sponsor

Youth Rising 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021

06:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Youth Rising is dedicated to spot-lighting the amazing young leaders within our programs as they work to make a difference within our community. During this event, we invite you to further fuel the work of our young leaders by magnifying their commitment to bringing change with your donation to the Youth Rising cause.

This year, Youth Alliance is thrilled to announce that we have set a $50,000 fundraising goal as we envision the next 25 years of impact. Although we would ideally share this experience with you in person, we will be hosting the event online on June 17th at 6pm. Youth Rising will include an online raffle and an inspirational showcase with live testimonials of youth in our community and the impact YA has had on their lives. In addition, we will have a walkthrough of our newly renovated Restorative Justice Youth Center.

The empowering voices of the youth leaders themselves will be personally thanking you for your commitment to supporting their cause. Your donation to our fundraising campaign looks forward to building out our youth impact centers, awarding scholarships and paid internships to local youth, contributing to the YA van fund, as well as expanding our highly needed youth outreach in Gilroy, Morgan Hill and San Benito County.  

Raffle Prizes

  • Microsoft SurfacePro 7
  • Apple AirPods
  • Chocolate Gift Basket by Marich Confectionary
  • Dried Fruit Basket by Apricot King
  • Jewelry by Cookie Lee
  • Mary Kay Basket by Jamila Saqqua
  • $45 gift certificate for Love & Flour Bakery
  • Signed Original Youth Rising Poster by Nacho Moya
https://zoom.us/j/93481324940?pwd=d1VndVpyb1l6SmFHYjJnU1l3OWFtZz09
Meeting ID: 934 8132 4940 Passcode: hH51ft


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LEAD SPONSOR


ENGAGE SPONSOR

Statement of Solidarity with The AAPI Community

The Youth Alliance would like to issue the following statement affirming its support for the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the wake of the recent incidents. 


Youth Alliance advocates for racial and social justice and has dedicated its efforts to combatting racism and xenophobia. The recent attacks on the Asian community have been on the rise since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in violent hate crimes against members of the Asian community is abhorrent and must come to an end. 

Together with our Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues, the Youth Alliance family sends out this message of support and solidarity for everyone in the Asian community.


In Solidarity,

Diane Ortiz, MSW

Executive Director

November Election 2020 – Voter Guide & Information

Find My Polling Location

To find your polling location, please visit: https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place

Where’s My Ballot?

The California Secretary of State is now offering voters a new way to track and receive notifications on the status of their vote-by-mail ballot. The “Where’s My Ballot?” tool lets voters know where their ballot is, and its status, every step of the way. Sign up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov.

When you sign up for “Where’s My Ballot?” you will receive automatic updates when your county elections office:

  • Mails your ballot,
  • Receives your ballot,
  • Counts your ballot, or
  • If there are any issues with your ballot.

Voters who sign up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov can choose to receive automatic updates by:

  • Email
  • Text Message (SMS)
  • Voice Call

Tracking your ballot
—when it is mailed, received, and counted—
has never been easier.

California Ballot Guide

Check out Policy Link‘s voter guide for California Propositions.

Or click the download button below for a PDF version.

For Spanish version, click on the button below.

#YA25 Auction

#YA25 Auction

The Solidarity Fund Auction is now LIVE! A special thanks to our community members and local businesses who generously donated towards auction items!

 All funds raised will go directly to the Youth Alliance, Solidarity Fund. The fund was established to meet immediate needs of youth and families we serve in our counties and will provide financial resources for families in urgent need as well as youth center programs that provide needed support during this time.

Help us reach our goal of raising $50,000! 

The auction will have something for everyone! Vintage home decor items, organic items, gift certificates and beautifully framed art pieces by local artist Carlos Muñoz!

There’s also local experiences to bid on like; a Gourmet 4 course Meal by Chef Mark Segovia, Afternoon Tea for 12 at the Joshua Inn Bed & Breakfast and a Virtual Pain Party for 10 by Nacho Moya!

Here’s how you can participate!

  • Bid on our *Auction items the week of June 14th – 25th
  • Pre-register an account so you can “watch” items you like from our Youth Alliance Lot at https://bit.ly/AuctionYA
  • Register your payment information with Garlic City Auctions so you can  bid on your favorite items!
  • Watch your items and get real-time updates on bids!  Winners will be pronounced end of day June 25th!

 * The auction is open to the public. Winner need not be present to win.

Our heartfelt thanks to our auction donors, community businesses and Garlic City Auctions for supporting our fundraiser!

If you have questions please feel free to contact us at ya@youthall.org or 831.636.2853.

CLICK HERE – YA Live Auction
CLICK HERE - YA Live Auction

 

 

Check out just some of the items below!

Youth Alliance celebrates the end to a great year!

-Join us in this end-of-year appeal-

As the end of 2019 approaches, we can’t help but pause to think of all the lives that have been changed thanks to the programs we offer here at Youth Alliance, but it is thanks to generous partners, ongoing supporters, and incredible allies like you, that allow us to serve over 8,500 children, youth, and adults each year in San Benito County, Gilroy, and Morgan Hill.

Youth Alliance has a powerful vision of youth healing, leadership, and voice to support positive change that transforms lives and communities.  Our mission is to provide innovative and culturally relevant services that strengthen and enrich youth, families, and the community. We are able to achieve all this with engagingprograms such as Power School, CASA, CAMINOS counseling, and youth and parent leadership and organizing such as in PARENT ALLIANCE and HYPE.

“Thank you for never giving up on me,” Sara, OLLIN.

“Muchas gracias austed, joven, por lo que hacepor mi hijo (Thank you so much, young man, for what you do for my son),” parent of youth in HYPE.

The need for youth programs and restorative spaces has been key in allowing young people to be safe and receive access to needed help and healing. For some, like Ozzy, it was about rediscovering his value and supporting him to accomplish his educational and life goals. Now, he is in college and looking to a bright future.  Aphrodite is a star student-athlete in Gilroy. She is also a superb volunteer who began working as an after school mentor in her early teens. She is an example of YA’s vision to support youth as leaders of social change.

Lives are changed daily. In 2020, Youth Alliance is turning 25 and with this milestone, we are reaching for the stars and designing a restorative Youth Impact Center in Hollister with goals to expand the Center in Gilroy. In the spirit of the Holiday Season, I invite you to partner with us in these efforts. A tax-deductible donation will help us reach our goal of $20,000.00.

Your donation will bring necessary resources to vulnerable communities who depend on the critical support we provide in order to cultivate a healthier future for children and youth.

DONATE NOW

Happy Holidays!

Support Services in light of Garlic Festival Tragedy

Youth Alliance is on call for what ever is needed to help our community that we love. YA Gilroy office is open all day if you need support or just want to be among friends. 7598 Monterey S. (Off Lewis) Counseling resources are available at Christopher High, July 29, from 8 am-5 pm as students, staff and community begin healing.

Youth Alliance’s Gilroy Office will also be open all day for support and resources. Just a reminder that Youth Allliance Gilroy Office is located in downtown Gilroy, entering through Lewis Street. For questions, call 408.840.3685

 

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