Lead Partner: Andy Kaiser

Outdoor Outreach connects youth from under-resourced communities to the transformative power of the outdoors, as a space to build resilience in the face of their challenges and confidence that they can make a difference in their own lives.  
The youth they serve come from underserved communities deeply affected by economic inequality. Their innovative program model uses the outdoors to provide key interventions for youth ages 9 - 24 who are at higher risk for dropping out of school, gang involvement, unemployment, alienation, drug and alcohol use, teen parenthood, exposure to violence, and failed family and peer networks. To visit their website, click here.


Lead Partner: Mark Page

Hannah’s House’s mission is to create bright futures for children by preventing and reducing the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). They focus on helping families make successful transitions through traumatic family changes, such as a family member being imprisoned, a divorce, domestic violence, a family break up, or other difficult situations. These families receive wraparound services provided by Hannah’s House including affordable and accessible family therapy, mediation, and safe spaces for families to interact as they navigate this difficult time.

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Lead Partner: Paul Rosenstein

The Burn Institute is a non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing burn injuries and deaths through fire and burn prevention education, burn survivor support programs, and the funding of burn care research and treatment. This includes burn prevention education for children, adults, and seniors and free burn survivor support ranging from a camp called Camp Beyond the Scars and retreats to support groups. Their focus is prevention education with children to protect them from fire and burn injuries. 
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Lead Partner: Philip Lurie

Traveling Stories’ mission is to empower kids to outsmart poverty by providing the literacy and money management skills they need to become productive members of society.

They believe that books are a necessity, not a luxury, and the ability to read and write is a human right. They believe there is more than one kind of poverty and more than one kind of hunger. Through their mobile StoryTent program, they teach kids money management skills and help them fall in love with reading by the 4th grade. At the StoryTents, kids pick out books that interest them and read out loud with a volunteer. For every book read they earn a book buck, which can be redeemed for prizes. We currently serve over 3,000 local kids a year by our weekly programs in El Cajon, City Heights, La Mesa, Imperial Beach, and now also in Vista. Traveling Stories serves kids ages 2-12 years old as from birth to 3rd grade, kids are learning how to read, and from 4th grade on they are reading to learn. Kids in low-income households who can’t read proficiently by 4th grade are 15 times more likely to drop out of school. Sadly, in the U.S., 82% of disadvantaged kids can’t read at grade level.

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Lead Partner: Kate Parmer

Kitchens for Good (KFG) is a social enterprise 501(c)(3) founded on the belief that all food has power and all people have potential. They seek to promote economic equality among San Diego’s most vulnerable people who are often labeled, “unemployable,” due to histories of incarceration, homelessness, and foster care. Project Launch is a tuition-free culinary apprenticeship program Kitchens for Good has that removes barriers to employment by equipping individuals with the skills and support they need to launch meaningful careers to improve their lives and make a positive impact on their communities. To visit their website, click here.