Community Connections

San Diego Foster Youth Current Events

Dec 8, 2022

Camp Connect Siblings Hit the Ice for a Fun-Filled Afternoon

Brothers and sisters recently got into the wintery spirit with a fun-filled ice skating trip!

Siblings started their day at a local park where they were met with two large inflatables, a ninja obstacle course, and a 26′ inflatable slide that all youth loved! In between trips down the slide, they were at the craft table painting pumpkins, hats, and drawstring bags!

After lunch, it was time to hit the ice and skate with the lights off under the glow-in-the-dark effects at the San Diego Ice Arena. Mr. Cube, the arena’s mascot even joined them on the ice and led them in dances. At the end of the day, siblings took polaroid pictures together to take home as a way to remember this special day.

Guardian Scholars’ LGBTQ Group Builds Community Over Dinner

Guardian Scholars’ LGBTQ group recently met for their second class of the year at @Sisterspizzasd in Hillcrest to enjoy some delicious pizza to celebrate the feeling of togetherness created by this new group and to participate in an activity that focused on personal values.

Guardian Scholars were prompted to share how these values drive their ambitions, relationships, passions, and career goals. From this engaging discussion, students connected over their shared experiences and learned from the unique perspectives each one brought.

Thank You to FBI San Diego CAAA for Volunteering to Create Holiday Cards for Foster Youth

Nothing beats receiving a handmade holiday card!💌

A group of teens from the FBI San Diego Citizens Academy Alumni Association graciously volunteered their time to create holiday cards for foster youth. Thank you to our incredible volunteers for reminding our youth that they are not alone during the holidays.

Carmel Mountain Preschool Featured on KUSI to Promote Gift Drive

Promises2Kids CEO, Tonya Torosian, joined Carmel Mountain Preschool Executive Director, Arianne Bettazzi on KUSI News to talk about our annual Give From Your Heart Holiday Gift Drive, presented by Carmel Mountain Preschool.

This Monday, 12/12 from 9-11 am, drop off new and unwrapped gifts and gift cards at Carmel Mountain Preschool. These will be distributed to local foster children in need this holiday season. You can even get your picture taken with Santa, the Grinch, and Cindy-Lou Who, who will be on hand to help with the drive! Can’t make it on Monday? No problem. Donations will be accepted until December 16th (9510 Carmel Mountain Road).

Click here for more info on this year’s gift drive.