The Season of Giving

The following guest post was written by Brandi Young, SYF’s Vice President of Advancement. It is my favorite times of year! I love the decorations, the atmosphere, and I love hearing all my favorite holiday tunes. One of my favorite holiday carols is “Silver Bells” by Bing Crosby. To steal from [...]


On Remembrance and Thanksgiving

The following guest post was written by, Michael Durnil, President and CEO at SYF. If you have been a regular reader of the SYF blog, you will have caught on to the fact that each month we have asked a member of the staff to be a contributing writer. I was thrilled this year when I […]


No Bad Kids

Leila Robbins has an insatiable love of learning. Her boundless curiosity has her catapulting between subjects almost faster than her teachers can keep up, and when flipping through a course catalog from a nearby community college, she struggles to decide on just one or two classes to enroll [...]


My Summer at SYF

My name is Allison and I spent this summer as a communications intern for Simon Youth Foundation. On my third day here at SYF, I decided to write down my thoughts about the job so far. This is what I wrote: “Today is my third day working as a SYF Communications Intern. I’ll admit that […]


What I Learned From Book Club

The following guest post was written by Malika Stultz, Executive Administrative Assistant at SYF. Here at Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) we are reading “Presence” by Amy Cuddy for professional development. The book talks about what it means to be present – from our listening habits to our body [...]

2016 Annual Conference Bracket

The date and location of of the 2016 SYF Annual Conference has been set. We are announcing the location March Madness-style! Follow along over the next two weeks as we narrow down our choices. Root for the city of your choice in the comments section below!