We are thankful.

The holidays are fast approaching, and with that comes the temptation to get caught up in the busyness. But in reflecting on the past few months here at SYM, it’s difficult to feel anything but gratitude. We are thankful.

We are thankful that we’ve been able to engage youth in exciting activities like horseback riding, rock climbing, cooking, and Whirly Ball (to name a few!).

We are thankful for our drop-in volunteers, who give their time to form lasting relationships with our youth and provide mentorship amidst instability.

And of course, we’re extremely thankful for our supporters – YOU! – who have stuck with us along the way providing encouragement, donations, even volunteering your time to enrich our programs and pour into the lives of youth. It’s because of you that we’re able to offer these opportunities to young people.



If you’re a new supporter of SYM, or perhaps you’re just looking for a way to get involved, MARK YOUR CALENDARS: November 29th is Giving Tuesday!

“Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving... Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season.” (www.givingtuesday.org)


A great way to get involved in Giving Tuesday is by supporting SYM! In the coming weeks we’ll be updating you all on how you can best support our young people. And we're so excited!


Have any ideas or questions? We’d LOVE to hear from you! Contact Kaylyn at kaylyns@upc.org.