Pleasanton couple's dog a winning wiener

"In the seven years they have been together, Patrick Major has seen Sammy Davis transform from a playful pet to one of the fastest dachshund racers in the state. Even though he stands only about 6 inches tall, Sammy can pump his stubby little legs and leap through the air to catch Frisbees nearly as big as he is. And, this pooch was a doggie pinup in the International Disc Dog calendar three years running." Read More Here

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Hayward Youth Academy (HYA) provides middle school youth, and 1st generation college bound students, (3) annual college tours.

We build community relationships partnering with other not for profit; public benefit corporations, Rotarians, business interest, educators, community advocates, youth teams, grantors, colleges and universities. 

We are in our 13th year of operation, serving the San Francisco Bay Area. (EIN 06-175-0046)


Novato Chess Club (NCC) supports the well-being of children and families in Marin County. We impact the lives of youth and families through our after school enrichment programs 1) youth chess, 2) public speaking, and 3) leadership development. 

NCC serves as a community resource for youth, ages 8 thru 16 in Marin County. (EIN 46-538-1938)

HYA / NCC create inspiring, and self motivating academic enrichment programs for student learners in the San Francisco Bay Area. HYA’s annual college outreach program at Saint Mary’s College of California “Inspire Wonder” in youth. Hard work, effort, and self motivation are the mothers milk of all success.


provide safe, supervised, structured quality after school enrichment programming

enhance structured academic learning between 2-6pm

help curtail the number of students who drop out of school

prevent delinquency and reduce crimes in local community by juveniles

inspire youth on their road to college

improve academic school performance, school conduct, behavior and attendance

 HYA events…

HYA mission

Our History…

HYA have developed partnerships with Saint Mary’s College of California, Sonoma State, Cal State East Bay, Chabot College, University of San Francisco, and Dominican University of California.

HYA College Outreach Program provides first generation college bound youth information on college admission policies, financial programs, a college tour, pre-game meal, and a college sporting event. With the assistance of our generous corporate sponsors, 4100 students have visited a college campus since 2007. 

NCC have operated chess enrichment at San Jose Middle School, Lynwood Elementary, Pleasant Valley Elementary (Novato). We are expanding operation in Marin County for the 2016 academic calendar.

HYA-College Outreach Program: January 27, 2018 

Event flyer

Host: Saint Mary’s College of California

Students will


Thank you Brendan Moylan ’83 for supporting San Rafael and Novato AVID in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

1. tour a college campus 

2. dine with college mentors

3. participate in a discussion on the “road to college” 

4. reinforce the importance of character, integrity and goal setting.

5. attend a West Coast Conference (WCC) sporting event 


Our Future…

HYA College Outreach Program expands in San Rafael. Thanks to a generous donation by the Joe Wright and the Freitas Foundation (2016)

St Isabella School Chess Club (February 2016)

St Isabella Interact Program (February 2016)

Canal Alliance Chess Club 2016

HYA Baseball 4 East Africa & Fellowship in Migori Kenya (June 15 – July 15)

Rotary District 5150 Peace Conference (Novato Chess Club Sponsor)

Member of Rotary Club of San Rafael Harbor 2015-16

Expanding HYA College Outreach Program,  in Marin County, USA


Project Amigo
Cofradia de Suchitlan Colima, Mexico, November 2011