News & Events


Derby Day 2018

We were so grateful to have been a part of Derby Day 2018!

Derby Day was held May 5th, 2018 at Lucchetti Ranch in Wilton, CA. It was a daylong event that blended horse racing and supporting local children in need. The festivities included cuisine from hot local restaurants, Mint Julep Bar (of course!), wine and beer tasting, equestrian demonstrations, live music, barn tours, Weiner Dog Race, Derby Hat Contest, Bow Tie Contest, equestrian art, raffles, silent and live auctions and the high point of the day: the live televised running of the 144th Kentucky Derby!

Proceeds from Derby Day will support 7 local charities, including Stanford Youth Solutions!

A big thank you to everyone who made this event possible!


For more info on this event click here


Our CEO selected for Sacramento Kings/Walmart Community Playmaker Award
Congrats, Laura!

Congratulations to our CEO, Laura Heintz, who was selected to receive the Sacramento Kings/Walmart Community Playmaker award at Friday’s game on court about 6:35-6:45. The Sacramento Kings partner with Walmart through the Walmart Community Playmaker program to recognize individuals that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their community.

Kings Note: Laura was nominated to receive this award and be recognized for being the embodiment of leadership as the CEO at Stanford Youth Solutions. Under her oversight, Stanford Youth Solutions’ programs have been heralded for producing positive outcomes and the ability to connect youth to safe, permanent and stable families. Through her work and work of Stanford Youth Solutions, our community is ultimately stronger.


Grant awarded from Teichert Foundation!
Thank you Teichert Foundation for supporting our Resilience Leadership Academy!

We are extremely grateful to the Teichert Foundation for awarding a generous grant in support of our Resilience Leadership Academy. The Teichert Foundation’s grant will help provide leadership and life skill development opportunities for our young people who have faced challenges such as poverty, abuse, domestic violence, and/or trauma. Ultimately, the partnership will empower and equip these resilient youth with the support, skills, and resources needed to make the transition into a healthy and self-sufficient adulthood. Thank you, Teichert Foundation for investing in building brighter futures for our youth – the next generation of leaders in our community!


We have a new website!! Bringing Home Within Reach
Our new website redesign helps families in crisis

A huge thank you to Digital Deployment for our beautiful, newly designed website! “Home Within Reach”

Check out this article from Digital Deployment about the new website design:

“Stanford Youth Solutions is dedicated to helping families in crisis situations and empowering them to overcome obstacles. Specifically, the organization provides behavioral and mental health services for at-risk youth to help families stay together, or in some cases, help a youth find a new permanent home.

Their organization stands apart from its peers because of a highly professional, disciplined, and evidence-based approach, as well as its commitment to empowering staff with both technology and training. This was something we were able to experience first-hand when we attended their annual open house event. Seeing the staff speak passionately about each of their programs set the tone for this beautiful, impactful new website.

The work they do inspires us. So, when they recently reached out for a mobile-first, responsive redesign of their website, we couldn’t wait to make it happen!”

Read more here


Over the Edge + Stanford Youth Solutions
Coming June 2018!

Over the Edge + Stanford Youth Solutions

Our 3nd ANNUAL Over the Edge + Stanford Youth Solutions CHALLENGE is about more than just the thrill of rappelling 16 stories from the rooftop of The Residence Inn by Marriott in the heart of downtown Sacramento. 

This event uniquely reflects our work to take youth and families off the edge! Your support will provide LASTING and SUSTAINABLE change for at-risk youth in the Sacramento region. 

Step out of the box and OVER THE EDGE!

Which are you willing to become: Edger? Sponsor? Volunteer? Or Edger Team?


Thank you! We did it!

Mark your calendars for Summer 2018, when we will start the backpack drive all over again!

We are so grateful to everyone who supported our backpack drive 2017!! We did it! Thanks to your generosity, we were able to supply over 775 new fully stuffed backpacks for the foster and at-risk youth we serve. 

On behalf of the kids and families we serve who are struggling to overcome obstacles such as abuse, neglect and mental health issues, thank you for your support.


Our newest Board Members featured in the Sacramento Business Journal!

Stanford Youth Solutions is proud to introduce our 7 new Board members to the Greater Sacramento Region and beyond. Each new individual is a valuable asset to the mission of our organization and brings a fresh and innovative approach to the services we provide to the at-risk youth and families in our community. They were recently featured in the online version of the Sacramento Business Journal under “People on the Move”.


Congrats, Dante!
Our own Dante Williams appointed to State Advisory Committee

Dante Williams, Youth Advocate Manager at Stanford Youth Solutions, has been appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. to the State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Williams has been a youth advocate manager at Stanford Youth Solutions since 2016, where he was a lead youth advocate from 2011 to 2016. 


Learn more about our Board President, Eileen M. Diepenbrock!
Featured in the Sacramento Business Journal

Eileen Diepenbrock remembers when she decided she would become an attorney. She was just four years old, sitting in her living room. After watching her father come home from work in his suit, she decided on her future profession. She now specializes in construction law, government contracts and business litigation.

Full Sacramento Business Journal Article here