Santa Clarita Valley Youth Project

February 2013
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SCV Youth Project's mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where teens and families are strengthened, empowered and equipped with the tools they need to live successful and fulfilling lives.

We change lives of youth, parents, and families. We are easily accessible to all through:
- Crisis Intervention              - Peer Mentoring
- Parent Support                   - Group Counseling 

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We are well into the Spring and our services are booming.  I say that with a bittersweet tone as always, because we hate to see our kids in pain but are so honored to be considered a viable resource for them on the path to a healthy life.

For 12 years the Youth Project has been providing FREE counseling, outreach/education, crisis intervention and support groups.  And each year we are faced with more severe issues and more students expressing more serious needs.  As a result of this, we introduced a few new groups for 2012/2013 (for a total of 15 groups running on a weekly basis): 
  1. Parents with Illness (support for teens who have a parent with a long term or terminal illness)
  2. Pregnant/Teen Moms 
  3. Study Skills (for teens struggling with grades, studying, motivation, etc.)
  4. Weekly Lunch Group for kids wanting to make new friends.  (students eat, play games, and build relationships through increased social skills)

Our 3rd Annual Game of Life is on the docket for March at Canyon High school.  This collaborative event, combines numerous youth focussed organizations, to help teach kids how to help themselves in times of crisis. For more information.



The City of Santa Clarita Presents:

Teen Scene Plugged In

Families Surviving and Thriving in the 21st Century

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

6:00 p.m.

Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons  

A must attend FREE Event for all parents, teens, and interested community members

**Local Experts (including The Youth Project) will be sharing tips and tools for you and your families. 


We have a calendar full of outreach opportunities and presentations including new partnerships with SCVi and Albert Einstein Academy.  Our students have been educated on Healthy Relationships, Communication, Coping, Goals/Motivation, and so much more.  


The Board of Directors and staff are always looking for ways to broaden our reach; if you have an idea, a business, a speciality ... then let us know!  We are always willing to discuss NEW concepts and nothing is off limits.  Our goal is provide families with information that will help bridge the communication gap with their teenagers and to educate ourselves on issues that our youth are facing daily.


Get involved, be empowered, make a difference!


All Best,
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Kim Goldman, Executive Director 


Thank You to zpizza of Valencia for being the Lunchtime Madness Sponsor.  By providing pizza for our outreach program, you are saving the Youth Project hundreds of dollars and making hundreds of kids VERY happy!  Thank you for your commitment to our valley.
Thank You to those that have already joined the Say Yes to Youth Campaign.  We are so thankful for all of your generosity and your commitment to the kids in our valley.  Don't know what Say Yes to Youth is ...
CLICK HERE and you can join the community!
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 Thank You to The Eisner Foundation for your recent Grant Award for our Peer Mentoring and Education Program.  We appreciate the continued support and dedication to youth

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Youth Project Praise

"I didn't realize how much I was learning, until what you taught me actually worked!" 
- 15 y/o, Hart HS 

 "My daughter struggled with her confidence, and after being in group - she has blossomed"
- Parent, Rancho Pico Jr. High 

"Wish I had this program when I was a teenager" - Parent

Have ideas for fundraisers? Want to become part of our Board of Directors?  Interested in sponsoring one of our programs?

Send us an email

SCVYP Board of Directors & Advisory Committee  

Chairman Emeritus
Cameron Smyth
Assemblyman, 38th Assembly District (2006-2012)   

Martin Rodriguez,Vice President 
Nancy Starczyk, Secretary
Tom Hough, Treasurer

Board of Directors

Margie Ann Clark

Gregg Goodman

Maggi Havas

Jennifer Henningfield  

Scott Hounsell 

Renee' Kaehny 

Danica Lynch
Jackie MacDougall
Ryan Moore 


Advisory Committee

John Lutz
Ed Masterson
Stacy Miller
Joshua Nowak
Keith Seals
Tony Tartaglia
Kevin Tonoian
Joe Trejo
Rosalind Wayman


If you would like to do more for the Youth Project, send us an email, let us know how you would like to help, we would love to hear from you.    



 Join SPREEBIRD DEALS, and the SCV Youth Project will receive $1 per sign up plus, 5% to 10% of our proceeds from each purchase made by YOU!!  Just don't forget to chose the SCV Youth Project as the benefactor.

"Good habits formed at youth make all the difference." ~ Aristotle 

 Long Time Supporter:
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

It is not rare when we hear a student share with us about the unhealthy relationships in their life.  Whether it's a first time boyfriend or girlfriend, a sibling, a parent, a classmate or a best friend ... Our kids are learning boundaries, how to express their needs, how to pick and choose who they want to surround themselves with and how to assert their voice when something isn't right.  So it's no wonder to us that the statistics of Teen Dating Violence are so high. 

 Click here to continue reading  

Upcoming FUNdraising Events

cakeGet your tickets, become a sponsor, or enter a cake for 5th Annual Sweet Charity Cake Auction presented by Providence Hospital

MARCH 2, 2013
Tournament Players Club in Valencia

  CLICK HERE: Sponsorship Opportunities NOW AVAILABLE 

Thank You to our SUGAR SPONSORS
Joining the event is ....


The Youth Project is active on the following campuses:

Arroyo Seco Junior High           La Mesa Junior High           
Rio Norte Junior High 
Placerita Junior High                  Rancho Pico Junior High    Sierra Vista Junior High

Castaic Middle School

Bowman High School                Canyon High School            
Golden Valley High School 

Hart High School                        Saugus High School               West Ranch High School
Valencia High School

Each school is participating in one or more of our FREE programs.  Call us for more information if you would like to request services.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

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Kim Goldman, Executive Director