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2023-2024 Academic Year

Welcome to our 3rd year in operation! This year is a period of transition for us. "The Originals" - Brayden, Camila, and Kiara - will graduate high school in June, and the next generation of "PILTers" will take over. The new team will be led by CEO-elect, Minori Groene, who is currently an eighth grader at Albert Einstein Academies. She will be supported by Nicolo Zervas, Gloria Scott, and Lana Brock. With support from our partner schools, we are looking forward to assisting PATH San Diego, Stand Up for Kids, San Diego County YMCA's TAY Services and the Housing Our Youth collaborative provide urgently-needed items to unsheltered adults, teenagers, transitional age foster youth (TAY), and those in emergency housing.

SEPTEMBER 2023

SEPTEMBER 1

Mission Bay High School OUTREACH CLUB crumbl cookie fundraiser for hygiene items for PATH San Diego (Camila / Lilia).

SEPTEMBER 11

Helix Charter High School ART CLUB starts decorating "Blanket Boxes" for PATH's holiday drive (Brayden / Kelly)

SEPTEMBER 22

Mission Bay High School OUTREACH CLUB assembles hygiene care Kits for unhoused San Diegans (Camila / Lilia)

SEPTEMBER 29

Helix Charter High School SCHOOLWIDE drive for hygiene products for unhoused adults (PATH San Diego), youth living on the street (StandUp For Kids), and foster youth in emergency housing (YMCA's Housing Our Youth) (Brayden / Kelly)

OCTOBER 2023

OCTOBER 6

Albert Einstein Academies Charter Elementary School (AEACES) SCHOOLWIDE drive for hygiene products to benefit PATH San Diego's clients (Josephine)

OCTOBER 10

Mission Bay High School KEY CLUB & OUTREACH CLUB canned food drive for PATH San Diego's formerly unhoused clients (Camila / Lilia)

OCTOBER 13

- Brayden & Josephine's presentation to AEACES 1st graders

- PATH San Diego hosts "Welcome Back" celebration for PILT at "Connections" downtown

- Mission Bay High School OUTREACH CLUB donated 32 care kits (with 8 items in each) to "Connections" (Camila)

OCTOBER 20-23

 5 new members join PILT from AEACMS

NOVEMBER 2023

NOVEMBER 3

"Activism" presentation to Ms. Blackman's, Ms. Jones's, & Mrs. Erps's 5th grade classes at AEACES (Brayden & Josephine)

NOVEMBER 4

NOVEMBER 7

NOVEMBER 8

Hygiene products from Helix Charter High School & Albert Einstein Elementary dropped off for Veterans at Zephyr (Brayden)

Hygiene products (travel size) from Helix Charter High School dropped off at StandUp for Kids (Brayden)

206 cans of food donated by Mission Bay High School's Outreach Club and the Key Club delivered to PATH's interim shelter (Camila)

NOVEMBER 9

Blanket Collection Box painted by the Art Club delivered to PATH (Brayden)

NOVEMBER 13-17

Coat drive for PATH's Veteran clients at Albert Einstein Academies. (Minori, Nicolo, Gloria, Lana, Aya - AEACMS, Josephine - AEACES)

NOVEMBER 17

Helix Charter High School National Honor Society Diaper Drive to benefit youth parent residents at the YMCA's Housing Our Youth Collaborative

NOVEMBER 20

Coats and jackets from the Albert Einstein Academies Charter School coats drive delivered to PATH's supportive housing site for Veterans (adult sizes) and StandUp for Kids (kids and youth sizes) (Brayden)

NOVEMBER 27

St. Therese Academy field trip to PATH San Diego

NOVEMBER 13

Helix Charter High School Chapter of the National Honor Society Diaper Drive to support youth parents at the YMCA's emergency and supportive housing (Brayden)

DECEMBER 2023

DECEMBER 1

"Activism" presentation to Herr Saba's & Herr Huschke's AEA 5th grade classes (Brayden)

DECEMBER 5

Hygiene products from Helix Charter High School's 2023 Fall Drive & diapers from HCHS chapter of the National Honor Society delivered to Housing Our Youth at Copley-Price Family YMCA (Brayden)

DECEMBER 6

PILT Holiday Fundraiser launched 

DECEMBER 8

"Activism" presentation to Herr Huschke's 5th grade class at AEACES (Brayden)

DECEMBER 11

DECEMBER 13

DECEMBER 15

"Our Community" presentation to AEA 3rd graders (Brayden)

FTB approves PILT as a tax-exempt 501c3 nonprofit organization!!

Annual Fall Drive at Helix Charter High School ends (Brayden & Sophie)

DECEMBER 20

Helix donations drop off to StandUp for Kids & Housing Our Youth (Brayden)

DECEMBER 21

Helix donations drop off to YMCA's Housing Our Youth & "Ivy" supportive housing (Brayden)

JANUARY 2024

JANUARY 4

JANUARY 6

JANUARY 17

JANUARY 29

Group of students from Albert Einstein Academies Middle School volunteering at PATH (Minori)

State tax return filed online for 2023 (Brayden)

Mission Bay High School Outreach Club bake sale to purchase what PATH's clients need (Camila)

PILT establishes new partnership with SD County YMCA's TAY Support Services (Brayden)

JANUARY 31

Helix Charter High School schoolwide drive to support TAY foster / unhoused youth (Brayden & Sophie)

FEBRUARY 2024

FEBRUARY 16

Albert Einstein Academies Elementary School Clothes Drive donations (adult sizes) delivered to PATH (Josephine, Brayden)

FEBRUARY 17

Helix Charter High donations delivered to TAY Support Services (Brayden)

TAY x PILT Zoom meeting with Ms. Tianna Travis, Program Director, TAY Support Services (Camila, Minori, Anya, & Brayden)

FEBRUARY 23

Mission Bay High School Outreach Club field trip + volunteer event to PATH's interim housing site (Camila, Lilia)

FEBRUARY 26

Albert Einstein Charter Middle School donut fundraiser for hygiene supplies for TAY youth (Minori & Team)

FEBRUARY 29

Mission Bay High School Outreach Club Crumbl  cookie fundraiser. Part of the proceeds will go towards hygiene products for TAY youth (Camila, Lilia)

MARCH 2024

MARCH 1

Helix Charter High School's Environmental Club launched a clothes drive to collect professional clothing for transitional age foster youth (Brayden)

MARCH 7

High Tech High - Mesa joined PILT as our 14th partner school. ASB members will be supporting unsheltered community members through PILT projects, and the senior class will be supporting residents at PATH's supportive housing sites.

MARCH 8

MARCH 14

Helix High's Environmental Club clothes drive ended; 52 items of professional clothing was collected through donations (Brayden)

Helix Charter High School schoolwide drive for TAY ends (Brayden, Sophie)

MARCH 15

Email campaign to North County community service organizations requesting support for TAY youth begins (Kiara)

MARCH 18

PILT collaborative donations drop-off to TAY Drop-In Center in Escondido (Brayden)

MARCH 25

PILT x StandUp For Kids meeting (Brayden, Camila, Minori)

MARCH 28

Health Sciences High joined PILT as our 15th partner school

APRIL 3

Scripps Ranch High School x Albert Einstein Academies Charter Middle School dinner service at "Connections" -- PATH's permanent supportive housing and interim shelter site (Kiara, Minori)

APRIL 2024

APRIL 11

High Tech High Mesa ASB dedicates a leadership workshop day to community service with a field trip to PATH San Diego 

APRIL 18

Brayden, Camila, and Minori attend PATH San Diego's 40th Anniversary Event, "A Taste to Home" at Julep in mid-city San Diego

MAY 2024

MAY 13, 22, 24, 30

Health Sciences High School field trip to PATH San Diego's interim shelter and  permanent supportive housing facility (cancelled due to a COVID outbreak at PATH)

JUNE 2024

JUNE 5

"Chromes 4 A Cause" Chromebook donation drive at Helix Charter High School during "Senior Checkout" (Brayden)

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