Gala Registration Now Open,
Reserve Your Table Today!

Join us in celebrating another year of student success!
All proceeds benefit our transformational squash and 
academic enrichment programs,  helping underserved youth  achieve 
their dreams of success in high school, college, and beyond.
Sunday, October 21
Paradise Point Resort and Spa
1404 Vacation Road, San Diego
5:00 pm Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour
6:30 pm Welcome & Dinner
7:00 pm Evening Program & Fund-A-Need Paddle Raise
Dress: Cocktail Attire
Tables of 10 $1000 to $3000
Individual tickets $100 to $300
Reserve online
Danielle Prince, Operations Director
or 858-860-5688 with any  questions 
or reservation requests.

Wrapping Up Another Year of Great Summer Camps!

Students working on their painting techniques during Creative Expression Camp
This summer Access Youth Academy provided 4 weeks of camp for our students. Week one was all about artistic expression. Students were able to participate in activities such as painting, dance, writing and drama. This was a wonderful week where students were able to try something new and discover their creative sides. 
Students volunteer at the EarthLab_ a facility that is preparing students to enter the 8 million STEM jobs anticipated in the near future

Week two's theme was community activism. Students worked on projects such as  reviewing and signing the Birmingham Pledge for building a just and peaceful society, then they drafted and signed pledges for how they want to positively shape their own communities. They got out into their communities and  visited such places as the City Heights Coffee House, a non-profit cafe that serves culturally authentic drinks and empowers the City Heights community by employing at-risk youth. Another highlight was volunteering at EarthLab. Here students are engaged in state-of-the-art science and technology education while making valuable contributions to the improvement of their watershed. This week created valuable connections between our students and their communities.

Along with many of our new students, Academic Coordinator Conor Robinson
joined in to improve his squash game.

The third and fourth weeks of camp were squash intensives. Our courts were open for students to come and improve their game. Coaching was led by our Executive Director, Renato Paiva, and other amazingly dedicated and talented volunteers.  It's been a great summer full of new experiences and continued learning throughout the entire Access team!

Access Welcomes New Staff!
Access is excited to welcome Fredy Machado, Advancement Director to our team! Fredy will be a welcome addition to our fundraising team and will be specializing in Corporate and Individual Donors, and will bring years of business development experience to our efforts.

Fredy is a life-purpose driven, multi-skilled executive with HR, management, finance, development and marketing experience in local and international markets. He has been working in a family owned business since 1992 and has entrepreneur experiences in other areas such as virtual offices, travel agency, online mentoring start up, writer, speaker and consultant. He has founded and co-founded more than 10 non-profit organizations in Brazil that work with underserved youth development, based in education. In 2012 he was named Young Leader of Brazil by Brazilian Forum of Entrepreneurs Leaders. 

Fredy graduated in Business Management at UNIFACS in 2000, MBA at Cal State Hayward 2001, MBA at UNIFACS 2004, Leadership Development Courses at Harvard Business School from 2010 until 2012 and also a Harvard Business School alumni (OPM, 2015). Fredy is also a board member at Outbound Project, Baby & Me and TIMO Kids. 

Friends of Access 
 Monthly Giving Community!
There's still time to support Access Youth Academy all year long by joining  Friends of Access, our new monthly giving community! As little as $10 per month can provide the squash equipment needed for an Access student for one year.

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