Who: The SD Wheels
What: 45 mile Skate A Thon with After Party/Concert (bands, vendors, prizes, etc.)
When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 1pm - 5pm
Where: Choice Juicery - 430 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92008
This year we will be skating to raise money for San Diego Youth Services, a local non-profit that is working to End Homelessness, Prevent Delinquency and School Failure, Break the Cycle of Child Abuse and Neglect, Promote Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.
Pledge your donation today: www.sdyouthservices.org/Skate_A_Thon_for_SDYS
This year Josh will be skating his 45 mile route to raise money for San Diego Youth Services, a local non-profit for at risk youth. Pledge your donation to Josh and join us to cheer him on as he rolls into the finish at Choice Juicery in the Village of Downtown Carlsbad.
Josh & Dana started this in 2016 to build awareness and break down the stigma that surrounds mental illness, addiction and homelessness. After losing several friends to addiction and watching our loved ones suffer from a mental illness, sometimes cycling between hospitals, jail and the streets, we decided we wanted to make it cool to talk about these things. Dana currently sits on the San Diego County Behavioral Health Advisory Board as a Family Chair and has done work with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Hawaii Chapter.
Lets educate the youth, their parents, teachers and the community so that no one has to suffer and we can be more compassionate to one another. With early detection, proper intervention and treatment, recovery is possible for all. This year we are proud to have teamed up with Pro Skater Neal Mims and his Academy Skate Park
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YOU CAN ALSO MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO SAN DIEGO YOUTH SERVICES - MEMO: THE SD WHEELS
All proceeds go to San Diego Youth Services.
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is to help at-risk youth and their families become self-sufficient and reach their highest potential.
is a community of youth and families who are successful at reaching their highest potential.
At San Diego Youth Services, we encourage and embrace a "Trauma Informed Care" philosophy. Trauma Informed Care is a collaborative philosophy that acknowledges the impact of one's life experiences and guides our interactions to promote connection, inspiration, strength and healing. We believe that every youth and their family should be connected to resources that will best meet their needs. If resources are not available within San Diego Youth Services (SDYS), we will connect you with a community partner who will assist you.
San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that since founded, has helped to improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth and their families. Launched in 1970 when volunteers established one of the first runaway youth shelters in America, SDYS now provides intensive services to more than 16,000 children and their families each year. This nationally recognized agency offers emergency services, safe places to live and long-term solutions for kids “on their own” by providing shelters, group homes, foster homes, community centers and transitional housing. Professional help for high risk youth is provided in over 80 locations in San Diego County. SDYS brings to Southern California the most effective ways to help kids in danger. Youth are referred to SDYS by a variety of sources, including word of mouth from other youth, schools, community organizations and police and probation officers. Six nights a week, Outreach Teams search out youth who believe they have nowhere to run for help. Our full spectrum of programs is designed to help young people achieve their own self-sufficiency. SDYS’ initial operating budget was approximately $25,000. Today, SDYS administers an operating budget of over $15 million. Our administrative staff is small and we are proud that 86.5% of all funds go to serve youth directly.
Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. 1 in 5 live with a mental health condition—half develop the condition by age 14 and three quarters by age 24. For some, experiencing the first signs can be scary and confusing. Discussing what you are going through with others is an important first step to getting help. Speaking up and asking for help is a sign of strength. You will be amazed by the support you get simply by asking. A mental health condition isn't your fault or your family's fault—it develops for complicated reasons that researchers are only starting to understand. But we understand a lot about how you can live well with a mental health condition—and you have the power to take the steps necessary to improve your mental health. Mental health services and supports are available and the earlier you access them the better. Many teens and young adults live full lives with a mental health condition. More and more teens and young adults are speaking out about their experiences and connecting with others. Check out Ok2Talk to see what others are saying. You are not alone—there are others out there going through the same things you are.- See more at: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Teens-and-Young-Adults#sthash.dRDqkS3X.dpuf
Who: SD Wheels
What: 45 mile Skate A Thon with After Party/Wellness Fair (live music, vendors, prizes, etc.)
When: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Where: Choice Juicery: 430 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Join us at Choice Juicery in the Village of Carlsbad to watch Josh roll in from the historic 101 Coast Highway. Come cheer him on with us at our wellness fair & grab a snack at Choice Superfood Bar & Juicery Organically Awesome. Awesomely Organic.. More details to come!