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San Diego Youth Services
Administrative Office
3255 Wing Street
San Diego, CA  92110
(619) 221-8600








Transition Age Youth (TAY) Academy


TAY Academy provides a safe, inclusive, youth-led environment planned at five locations throughout San Diego County. The program is a collaborative effort between SDYS, YMCA, and South Bay Community Services to offer resources and give support to transition aged youth (ages 14-25). TAY Academy is designed to be a one-stop center for comprehensive services and support on their journey to independence and self-sufficiency. Each center offers skill-development workshops, fitness, nutrition, and educational classes. There are also support groups, leadership opportunities, fun activities, and connection coaches on-site. TAY Academy is a “HUB” for transition age youth in accessing resources, focusing on environmental and personal safety. TAY Academy is dedicated to serving at-risk youth in a manner which is knowledgeable of, and sensitive to, the trauma occurring in their lives. Youth from all interest groups and cultural backgrounds are welcome at each center.

SDYS Golden Hill Youth Center
2220 Broadway
San Diego, CA  92102

Urban Beats
ext. 3507
ext. 3511

ext. 3512
ext. 3513



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Thank You IKEA

In 2016, TAY Academy was the recipient of the IKEA Room Makeover challenge. They redid the computer lab with new desks, conference table, closet, paint, and shelves. IKEA also provided new furniture for the TV room which included kid size chairs and a desk, and new shelves for the pantry!


Thank You IFMA

IFMA decorates TAY Academy every year for the holidays. They provide two trees, ornaments, build a fireplace, and make the building look festive and comfy.


Thank You Junior League

Junior League of San Diego has been a huge asset to TAY Academy. They have provided clothes, food, hosted different holiday parties including a laundry day for some of our families, trainings, painting of the facility, a shed, baby items, included us in summits and community events, and most recently stocked and decorated the kitchen and dining room for Redwood. 


Thank You Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights Campaign provided us with hundreds of bags filled with hygiene products, blankets, and snacks. They also recently painted some of the walls at our new Redwood location helping to make the place feel like home. 


Thank you County Employees Charitable Organization (CECO)

Thank you CECO for making the dream of our sound studio come to life at SDYS TAY Academy. The youth will be able to put their poems and thoughts to music for years to come.

Your donation brought the gift of music to many young people.

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