THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
Sweetheart Dinner and Dance - February 2018
Our youth had a great time dancing, eating, and competing for prizes at the Sweetheart Dinner and Dance sponsored by our community partner IBC. Thank you to the volunteers, staff, and youths that helped make this event great.
January Jacket (and other stuff) Give-Away
"Please let IBC know how truly appreciative this was. My youth are going to be extremely excited to have new jackets, sweatpants, beanies, and socks! This is just in time for this cold weather in San Antonio. Thank you again for helping out our foster kids. Everything counts!" Felicia Gonzalez, CPS Caseworker
A Brighter Christmas Celebration - December 2017
YTIA would like to thank our community partner, IBC (International Bank of Commerce) for sponsoring the "It's a Brighter Christmas Celebration". The youth had a wonderful time and we are so appreciative of the gifts IBC provided to these youths. It was truly a Brighter Christmas thanks to IBC and their generosity. We are particularly grateful to IBC VP Irene Guzman, and our Board member Odilia Hernandez for making this a memorable event. A special thanks to Jose Chapa (Supervisor for the PAL unit) and Kaylah (Youth Specialist). Good food, good fun, great fellowship!
Northeast Senior Center Anniversary Event - November 2017
YTIA would like to thank the members of the Senior class of George Gervin Academy for who volunteered with TEAM YTIA to help serve the guests at the North East Senior Center at their 2nd Anniversary Luncheon. Young and old alike had a great time.
A special thanks to our Board Member, Becky Brooks, for heading up an enthusiastic team of young people.
Information Session - October 2017. A special thanks to Sheriff Salazar, Police Chief McManus, and other concerned members of the community for attending our information session at the Plaza Club.
Starter Cooking Kit Bags - August 2017
YTIA would like to thank St John Baptist Church for their continued support and for the generous gift of starter cooking bags and cookbooks for the young ladies who attended our Life Skills Training Cooking class.
Youth Explosion 2017 (YE2017) - July 2017
YTIA would like to thank everyone who participated in YE 2017 "It's ALL Up to YOU. Now What?" A special thanks to Home Depot for showing our youths how to save money by doing things on their own and to SA Threads for the fashion show. See more by visiting the YE 2017 Page.
Appreciation Luncheon - June 2017
I would like to thank the YTIA Board for hosting this Appreciation lunch, Honorable Judge Melisa Skinner for the use of her courtroom, Honorable Judge Richard Garcia for selecting the winning raffle ticket, and all who have supported YTIA throughout the year. A special thanks to each of you who purchased a raffle ticket. Your generous contribution helped fund our Annual Youth Explosion which took place on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Thank you all for helping YTIA bridge the gap between Dependence on the foster care system and Independence. 4P=2G
Graduation Dinner - May 2017
On behalf of the YTIA Board, I would like to thank the DFPS PAL unit for allowing YTIA to assist them with the 2017 Graduation Dinner. I would also like to thank, Janet Garza, President and CEO of Project Embrace, for their financial contribution to the Graduation Dinner. Each year the Dinner gets better and better, thanks to the support and commitment of community organizations. We look forward to continuing to work with the PAL unit in helping youth successfully transition out of the foster care system.
Brenda Lee Knowles,
YTIA President and Co-Founder