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Freedom 4 Youth

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(805) 708-1292
Director of Development & Advocacy: Dylan Griffith


As part of our vision to expand services and partnerships, we recently moved into our new multi-purpose Freedom 4 Youth (F4Y) Center, located at 187 South Patterson Ave., Suite A. in Santa Barbara. The F4Y Center fills critical gaps through individualized case management involving families to reduce the challenges of recidivism.

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I love Freedom 4 Youth (F4Y). They have been there for me since I was a kid locked up at Los Prietos Boys Camp. Because of F4Y I met my mentor Scott Budnick from Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) and they helped me move to L.A. Now I’m studying film at West L.A. City College and working on my portfolio to finish the Hollywood Cinema Production Resources program. Without F4Y I wouldn’t be where I’m at today. I’m always part of F4Y advocating for youth that come out of the same place I do. Being able to focus on my career and future is a blessing and I’m grateful for F4Y and ARC for always being with me and giving me endless support and opportunities.
Samuel Chavoya
Lived Experience Executive Division Member


Freedom 4 Youth is in the midst of a significant and long-needed two-year expansion project. 

Their office is merely 1,360 square feet, shockingly small for an organization of their reach and magnitude. They plan to take over an empty space adjacent to their current office, where they will build a commercial kitchen and begin a catering and meal delivery service fully operated by people who are formerly incarcerated. 

It will also house a multi-purpose educational and mixed martial arts space. 

The expansion is in two initiatives, split by calendar year. 2022’s goal is budgeted at $713,572, so Giving List donations will be gratefully put towards this expansion. 

Key Supporters

Board Chair Susan Washing
Elisabeth Fowler
Tom Washing
Santa Barbara Unified School District
Zegar Family Fund
McCune Foundation
Fund for Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Foundation
Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara
Elizabeth Calvin & Human Rights
Watch Children’s Rights Division
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office
Santa Barbara County Probation
Santa Barbara County
Board of Supervisors
Tides Foundation
UCSB Blum Center
Santa Barbara City College
Anti Recidivism Coalition
Homeboy Industries
F4Y’s Board of Directors
F4Y’s Advisory Council

UCSB, The Blum Center, UCSB First, the Associated Students Community Volunteer Foundation, Community Affairs Board, Finance & Business, the Executive Office of Statewide Affairs, the Student Initiated Recruitment and Retention Committee, the Student Initiated Outreach Program, and Smart Media Solutions