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San Diego Youth for Christ
9400 Campo Rd, Spring Valley, CA 91977

San Diego Youth for Christ is an organization committed to engaging with area youth and presenting to them aMore responsible evangelism. Some of the organizations programs include: Campus Life (for high schools), and Campus Life M (for middle schools).

The main office is located on the same property as Faith Chapel in Case de Oro, but is mainly used for administrative purposes. There are not events held at the offices, as most of their ministry work is done out in the field.

SDYC ministers to all of San Diego County and serves about 300 youth per week, depending on the size and scope of the various meeting places.

The group strives to share the life values, teachings and truth about who Jesus Christ was and how he changed the world. It is the hope that this will set the young people up with a foundation to make a positive impact on their schools, communities, cities, and beyond.

The core staff of SD Youth for Christ are Don "Smitty" Smith, Executive Director; Tina Flannery, Area Director, East San Diego; Gina Melton, Santee Area Director; and Bill Chapin, Business Administrator.

Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce
3322 Sweetwater Springs Blvd, Spring Valley, CA 91977

Since it’s founding in 1935, the Spring Valley Chamber of Commerce has provided dedicated services to itsMore members and to the community at large. The Chamber helps its members stay informed of local governmental activities on issues affecting the community. The Chamber works closely with other civic groups and public officials. It works to build public sentiment towards a solution to civic problems.

Last year, the Chamber celebrated its 75th anniversary, making it one of the oldest Chambers in San Diego County.

The executive director is Tina Carlson. Other Board of Directors members include:

Linda McBride-Cypher – President
Angelica Wallace – 1st Vice President
Mindi Jarvis – 2nd Vice President
Ann Duggan – Secretary
Frank Lukehart – Treasurer

The board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at Cali Comfort Restaurant.

Helix Charter High School
7323 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942

With a reputation for sports and academic excellence — and graduates including Heisman Trophy winner ReggieMore Bush and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Walton — Helix continues to improve, thanks to Proposition H and U construction. This includes a new science building, theater and performing arts classrooms.

Chartered under the Grossmont Union High School District, Helix has grade principals overseen by an executive director, Rani Goyal, who started work in September 2010. The school offers advanced placement (AP) classes in physics, calculus, environmental science, psychology, U.S. and European history, government, English, Spanish, computer science and studio art.

Along with an active tutoring service, the school offer Club College to help students with college planning and admissions projects. The school also has an active chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions. All students are required to do 40 hours of community service before they graduate, including 20 hours by the end of their sophomore year.

An award-winning pipe and drum corps performs with the equally decorated marching band. The Highland Players theater group has a history of fine productions.

Mt. Helix Nature Park & Amphitheatre
4905 Mount Helix Dr, La Mesa, CA 91941

Mt. Helix Nature Park is a privately-funded park operated by the Mount Helix Park Foundation. It is open 365 days perMore year, from sunrise to sunset.

As one of the most recognizeable landmarks in all of San Diego County, the cross atop Mt. Helix stands high above the unincorporated communities of Mt. Helix, Casa de Oro, and Spring Valley.

The park was first opened in the 1920s, with the land being donated by the White, Yawkey, and Fletcher families. The amphitheatre was built in 1925, and has hosted Easter morning sunrise services for almost every year since.

Offering 360-degree views of all of San Diego County, Mt. Helix is the ideal place to have a picnic, read a book, spend time with a loved one, or simply relax with your thoughts.

The park Foundation was founded in 1999. The executive director is Tracey Stotz.

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