A Birthday Story On her eighteenth birthday at ten o’clock in the morning, she packed her bag and left the place she called home to begin her adult life. The place was a group foster home. Her bag was a green trash bag. Her adult life was a bare apartment on the other side of … Read more
SIYA is a young nonprofit organization and as such relies on in-kind donations to uphold our mission to meet the individual needs of at-risk young adults. We have several youth who are aging out of foster care and are in immediate need of furniture. SIYA’s Furniture Program is a very important and vital part of … Read more
Helping foster children transition to real life when they get too old for the care system was the goal Sunday of a fundraiser by Supporting Independent Young Adults. Jane Bell, co-founder of the nonprofit SIYA, said the event at the Paseo Village Center was designed to help the organization eventually build a model transitional living … Read more
It is with great honor and gratitude to announce that the Children’s Network of Southwest Florida is the Presenting Sponsor for our SIYA fundraising event on Sunday January 29th. A heartfelt thank you to the Children’s Network and all our sponsors: The Sievert Chiropractic and Medical Clinic, China Garden Restaurant, Ms Linda Rand, Jevon Kearse … Read more
Supporting Independent Young Adults (SIYA) has helped over 70 at-risk young adults since its 2010 incorporation. Now, we are are ready to host our inaugural introductory and fundraising event. Date: January 29, 2012 Time: 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. Venue: Paseo Fort Myers Cost: $10 entry donation Attire: Casual Appetizers will be served in appreciation of your attendance … Read more
The Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South recently held its installation ban- quet for the club’s 2011-2012 officers at Whiskey Creek Country Club. Awards were also given to club members for their support in service to the community. Read the rest of the story on Page 11.
This past weekend proved to be a busy one for the SIYA community. On Friday evening, a group of SIYA young adults joined Miss Maureen, a SIYA volunteer and coach, at the Hampton Inn & Suites on Colonial Boulevard to talk about goal setting and achievement. Also present at the activity was Miss Jane Bell, … Read more
ACS Agrees to Better Protect Kids Aging Out of Foster Care – WNYC. It is reports such as this that make SIYA’s vision of offering transitional housing and a supportive community to at-risk young adults so important
Our very first event is right around the corner on January 29, 2012 at Paseo Village Center, South Fort Myers. It will be a great way to get to know SIYA a bit better. The event is a soft fundraiser and will primarily focus on building our profile in the community. We have exclusive as … Read more
Yesterday’s rain didn’t stop the SIYA community from descending on the Fort Myers Ale House on Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Twenty members of the SIYA community had a great meal, watched football, played pool and had a great time! Many thanks to Gus, the Ale House Manager, and Nick, our Ale House server!