CYN-2008-AR - City Youth Now 2008 Annual Report History of...

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Unformatted text preview: City Youth Now 2008 Annual Report History of City Youth Now: Who We Are Today .......................................................... 4 A Letter to Our Supporters .......................................................................................... 5 Board of Directors ........................................................................................................ 6 Financial & Statistical Highlights ................................................................................. 7 City Youth Now Programs: Beyond Necessity .......................................................... 10 City Youth Nows Extended Family ........................................................................... 27 Contents The stories contained within are true however the names and all images have been changed to protect the identities of our youth. 3 Dear Friends. For 58 years, City Youth Now has been dedicated to serving San Franciscos abused, neglected, and forgotten children. The past year has been one of unrest in our economy and society at large and one can only imagine the impact it has had on the children served by City Youth Now. Budget cutbacks have caused more social workers, probation officers, CASAs, attorneys, and youth advocates to turn to City Youth Now to provide support for clothing, academic assistance, health and wellness support, summer camperships, personal development opportunities, and job support for youth under their supervision. In 2008, City Youth Now embarked on a campaign to raise awareness and expand our services for youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems in San Francisco. Through a generous grant from the John Burton Foundation, we launched the Laptop Computer Program for college bound youth in the system. Through generous contributions by individual donors we were able to expand our services to provide more funding for our existing programs. And, through collaborations and community awareness we have been able to launch new programs at the Juvenile Justice Center. We also re-launched our website to expand our capacity to receive requests, receive donations, and increase awareness of our services. We know that our success as an agency is dependent on individual donors and foundations who invest in the future of San Franciscos forgotten children by providing them with the opportunity to excel in school, experience new opportunities, transition successfully to adulthood, and/or snuggle a teddy bear during a traumatic time. In these pages, we hope to provide you with a glimpse of the programs and services available through City Youth Now. Today, more than ever we must remember that it takes a village to raise a child....
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