Freedom 4 Youth 

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Freedom 4 Youth

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(805) 708-1292
Development Director: 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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Our foundation supports the frontline work of Freedom 4 Youth because our community is stronger when all youth have the opportunity to engage in healthy, meaningful relationships. They are adept at collaborating with a myriad of organizations in the community to maximize support and resources for the youth they serve, resulting in meaningful connections and partnerships that support our youth and their families.
Elisabeth Fowler

The Freedom to Grow

As Development Director Dylan Griffith says, Freedom 4 Youth has grown “by leaps and bounds,” and the organization has already outgrown its current building on South Patterson Avenue. Now Freedom 4 Youth is looking to raise up to $500,000 to expand their existing facility or relocate, which will increase its capacity by three and a half times. Freedom 4 Youth once depended on foundation grants for up to 90 percent of its funding and has worked to diversify revenue streams in recent years. Notably, the organization seeks individual donations and advertisers for its new quarterly magazine, Freedom Philosophies. Freedom Philosophies is a youth-led justice magazine created by youth in the Tuesday Leadership program at Los Prietos Boys Camp that chronicles the stories, art, and other talents of people impacted by the criminal justice system.

Key Supporters

Susan & Tom Washing
Dr. Richard Beswick
Lis Leader & John Ledlie
Elizabeth Calvin
CeCe Hendriks
Todd Rubenstein
Candice Pipersburg
Willie Poindexter
Dr. Mario Galicia
Shannon Miller
Roger Perry
Barbara Lizzet Sanchez
Melissa Cohen
Yaskin Solano
The Guzman Family
Nate Contreras
Manny Garcia
Angel Sanchez
Jordan Warren
Graydon Damron
The Ortiz Family
The Kall Family
Stacy Pulice
Casey Rogers
James Joyce III
Victor and Susan Schaff
Stephen MacIntosh
Santa Barbara County Probation
Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office
Workforce Development Board
of Santa Barbara County
GO Campaign
G.A. Fowler Family Foundation
Fund for Santa Barbara
McCune Foundation
Tides Foundation
Hutton Parker Foundation
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara Foundation
California Endowment
2G Charitable Foundation
Peter and Laura Smith
Charitable Fund

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