Message From the CEO

Dear Friends,

Since 1984, SA Youth has been passionately dedicated to serving the youth in our community. Determined to keep kids off the street, out of trouble, and engaged in the learning process, we strive to create “success beyond circumstance.”

As you are likely aware, many challenges face the children and young adults in San Antonio’s inner-city. Academic underachievement, drugs, gangs, violence, and unstable family situations often lead to a feeling of hopelessness. At SA Youth, we provide safe and productive out of school time programs and provide high school dropouts a second chance to succeed.

A caring staff and committed volunteers go beyond providing just a program and a safe place. We build lasting relationships with our youth. Whether they are kids at one of our community centers or young adults enrolled in our YouthBuild program, SA Youth is always there, year round, providing mentors and role models.

Since our humble beginnings in the basement of St. Mary’s church, lovingly referred to as “the dungeon,” SA Youth has helped more than 60,000 children and young adults in our community. Our mission is possible only through a committed donor community, a dedicated Board of Directors, a caring staff, and devoted volunteers.

I personally thank you for believing in and supporting the mission of SA Youth and the children of San Antonio.

Cynthia Le Monds, President & CEO