VOL |43| September 2020
Message from our Executive Director
Campaign season is upon us and you will soon be casting your vote on many important issues. Here at the San Marcos Promise, we are on a year-round campaign supporting the futures of the 21,000 students in the San Marcos Unified School District. So in the spirit of the election season, we're asking for your "vote" in supporting STUDENT FUTURES.

The San Marcos Promise’s "platform" is to make the communities of North San Diego County the most sought after places to live and work by investing in our San Marcos Unified School District students to ensure their college, career, and life readiness. There's no debating the fact that EVERY student deserves the opportunity to graduate high school with a sense of self, purpose, and direction, coupled with the knowledge, skills, and resources to navigate their future path forward. This takes the collective efforts of education, business & industry, and community leaders... so we need your help!

Will you join us in voting YES for student futures? You can show your support by donating your time, talent and treasures. And just as every vote counts in elections, so does every dollar and volunteer when it comes to helping us achieve our mission. Thank you!
Randy Walton honored as Director Emeritus
The San Marcos Promise would like to recognize Randy Walton for his continued dedication to the students of San Marcos. Randy has been honored by the TSMP Board of Directors as Director Emeritus.

Along with Dr. Kevin Holt, Randy was responsible for securing the $6 million dollar grant from Leichtag Foundation in 2007 that started the PACE Promise, which eventually evolved into The San Marcos Promise. As one of the founders of The San Marcos Promise, Randy’s passion and hard work is helping to ensure all students find their post-high school path. Congratulations to Randy Walton on this honor. Thank you to our founding, former and current board members who are helping build dreams, pathways and prosperity!
“What we do as a foundation is essential to the futures of all 21,000 students in the San Marcos Unified School District and the vibrance of our local community and economy.” -Randy Walton

High School Education Coordinators

Our High School Education Coordinators, Amanda Yantzer and Rogelio Huerta, are working with our high school teachers to schedule virtual classroom workshops this month. Students can make an appointment by going to their website and clicking on "make an appointment with us."

They have been working on a variety of job and career readiness videos such as The Importance of Smiling. In addition, they are continuing 1:1 virtual appointments with students assisting them with their future plans.
In addition, Amanda and Roy will be hosting "Money Matters, A Personal Finance Workshop Series" for current High School students and Alumni. For specific dates and to register please visit: bit.ly/skillshops2021
PALS of the Promise
Partners Advancing the Lives of Students (PALS) is a monthly giving program for the employees in SMUSD. PALS of the Promise donate $5 or more each month to support the San Marcos Promise. Every dollar adds up!

We are extremely thankful for our teachers and staff who go above and beyond for our students each and everyday. Thank you for your support of TSMP! It truly takes a village and we couldn't achieve our important mission without your support.

Double Peak Challenge 2020
The Annual Double Peak Challenge is back and proceeds benefit The San Marcos Promise and the Friends of San Marcos Parks & Recreation. This year, the 5th Annual Double Peak challenge is virtual which means you can "Run at your own place, own pace and own date and still get the swag when you #ReachThePeak!"
​​Race Features:

  • 10K Challenge - on your own pace, at your own place and whenever you want!
  • If you run on the original course, bring your camera, plenty of killer views for that selfie on course!

  • Custom Double Peak Challenge wood "medals" for all participants. The coolest you'll get anywhere!
To find out more information, please visit:
Donate your vehicle to support TSMP!
A donation comes in many forms... a sustaining membership... a one-time gift...even that extra vehicle you no longer need! Donating that vehicle (car, truck, jet ski, you name it) is a great way to support The San Marcos Promise. It's easy & pick-up is free. It's a great tax write off and could be worth hundreds of dollars in support of our mission!

Call (855) 500- RIDE or (855) 500-7433
to learn about the advantages of donating a vehicle. 
Thanks for your Support!
Thank You for Your Donation!
Click the "DONATE" button above for your one-time donation. Any amount is truly appreciated and helps us continue our mission of Building Dreams, Pathways, and Prosperity.
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All you need to do is shop on smile.amazon.com and input our organization - The San Marcos Promise
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The San Marcos Promise is a non-profit 501(c)3 educational foundation providing college and career support for students in the San Marcos Unified School District. The San Marcos Promise operates on grants and charitable contributions from supporters like you.

With workforce development as our core goal, we strive to provide access to a wide variety of higher education pathways. By partnering with local businesses we inform students of critical workforce needs in our local economy, ensuring a return on their investment in higher education.