UPDATE 4/24/20:

THANK YOU to everyone who celebrated #SYADayforYou! You helped us more than double our goal of 100 donors and gave over $100,000 (!!!) to the SYA Fund in support of SYA's mission, its faculty and its students! 

We are simply blown away by our incredible community — a huge social-distancing hug and high-five from all of us at SYA to you. If you missed the action, check out other stats and updates here.

Some participants earned some pretty special "naming rights" throughout the course of the day - see the slideshow below to see your name living on as a photo in perpetuity at the homes of some of our SYA staff!

Click here to see some of the photos and videos shared on social throughout the day!



This year's One Day for SYA coincides with an unprecedented time for our school and our world. After much reflection and thought, we’re shifting the focus of this day to One Day for YOU. Inspired by the many stories of those putting their SYA skills to the test during this challenging time, it will be a day of optimism and personal connection within our community.  

Last year, #OneDayforSYA was one of our favorite days of the year, showcasing the incredible love and commitment our alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents and friends have for our school. This year’s theme  You Mean the World to SYA — celebrates the incredible strength of community we’ve seen throughout this challenging time. Social distancing has our students, families, faculty and staff learning and working from home, but SYAers across the globe continue to create meaningful, relevant and engaging opportunities to connect with one another around our shared mission. 

We wouldn’t be able to do our work without you, and now the impact of this global health crisis makes our need to rely on each other even greater. We understand that giving may not be foremost in your mind, but we ask you to participate in any way you can — by sharing words of encouragement for our students and faculty, or showing us the unique ways that you’ve been bringing your community together amidst challenging circumstances.

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