Champions for Youth
The Century Club believes that through the giving of our time, treasure, and talent we can make a lasting impact in San Diego.
We focus on supporting the long-term viability and stability of our community partners to enable them to address critical issues that affect us all, particularly in those youth most at-risk to live in poverty, experience homelessness, face food insecurities, or spend time in the foster care system.
We do this through Champions for Youth (CFY). In this program we partner with selected nonprofits for five years. This commitment of multi-year support allows us to spend ample time collaborating to strengthen our nonprofit partners’ infrastructure and business practices. The program includes a fundraising campaign where organizations receive all the elements like donation software, strategy assistance, and a marketing toolkit to generate unrestricted dollars, meaning the nonprofits can use these funds where it is most needed.
How We Support
Every year, Champions for Youth partners receive:
- Capacity-building resources
- Campaign strategy development
- Access to donation software
- Coverage of all credit card fees
- Partial match of funds raised
- Volunteer support
- Marketing toolkit
- Access to unique tournament experiences
Who We Support
JUST IN TIME FOR FOSTER YOUTH
Engages a caring community to help transition-age foster youth (18-26) in San Diego County achieve self-sufficiency and well-being. JIT believes consistent, long-term help from the heart is the foundation for the success of transition-age foster youth so that they can thrive and enjoy productive, satisfying lives.
NEW HAVEN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
A private, not-for-profit, multi-service agency that provides professional care, education and treatment for youth and families with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges.
Annually provides over 3,000 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities, and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy, happy and successful adults.
Supports first-generation college students to become agents of change in their communities.
SAN DIEGO YOUTH SERVICES
Works to break the cycles of child abuse and neglect, end homelessness, prevent delinquency and school failure, and promote mental health and addiction recovery for more than 20,000 youth each year.
SUPPORT THE ENLISTED PROJECT (STEP)
Assists junior active-duty enlisted members and recently discharged Veterans and their families in Southern California facing financial crisis in achieving long-term financial self-sufficiency through counseling, education and grants to alleviate critical near-term obligations.
Opens opportunities for life success by inspiring a commitment to reading. Words Alive proudly serves 5,500 students and families annually through the support of care volunteers.