Community Connections

San Diego Foster Youth Current Events

Oct 4, 2022

Guardian Scholars Soak Up the Sun at Mission Bay Yacht Club

60 Guardian Scholars and their families, along with volunteers, mentors, and Promises2Kids staff enjoyed a fun outing on the beach at the Mission Bay Yacht Club. This is their second year hosting Guardian Scholars, but for many years, they have held similar events for Camp Connect.

This event is looked forward to each year and provides Guardian Scholars with the opportunity to have a fun beach day, enjoy the sun with their children, and bond with other Guardian Scholars and Promises2Kids staff. Attendees were entertained with a waterslide, boat rides on the bay, kayaking, paddleboarding, a barbecue lunch, and ice cream.

A special thanks to Chuck Weber for leading the team at the Mission Bay Yacht Club and for all the team’s help putting together a special day out!

Camp Connect Siblings Make Memories at the Petting Zoo

43 Camp Connect youth recently spent a day making special memories together at the Hearts & Hooves petting zoo in Ramona, CA.

The day began at the Promises2Kids office, where youth greeted their siblings with excitement and hugs, followed by a bus ride full of laughter, games, and sing-along songs.

When they arrived, siblings rushed toward two big waterslides and took turns splashing into the pools at the end of the slides. After a full BBQ lunch, youth enjoyed walking ponies, practicing their lasso skills, decorating horseshoes, and petting goats, emus, chickens, and pigs.

Many took the opportunity to lead ponies through an obstacle course, guiding the pony up and over, around and about. At the end of the day, siblings rode the bus home looking forward to the next Camp Connect outing!

Leadership Coaches Meet to Plan for New Year

Men’s and Women’s Leadership Group coaches gathered with Promises2Kids staff to discuss goals and strategy, and how best to guide and mentor students for the coming year at a dinner hosted at the home of Mark & Heather Wills. 

The leadership group is one of several specialty groups available to Guardian Scholars. In a series of regular meetings throughout the school year, students are connected with coaches who are leaders in our community for the opportunity to interact with professionals who offer advice, guidance, and support as they grow from college students to young professionals.

Voted Ranch & Coast Best Of Nonprofit of the Year and Dream On Concert Gala Annual Gala of the Year

We are grateful to all who participated in Ranch & Coast’s Best of 2022 and voted Promises2Kids best Local Nonprofit/Charity of the year and the Dream On Concert Gala as Gala of the year!

We are passionate about serving San Diego’s current and former foster youth. Now is your chance to recognize the work we do TOGETHER every day, thanks to your support.