Pat On The Back Foundation College Expo




Pat On The Back Foundation welcomes youth from youth nonprofit organizations to participate in its 2nd Annual ‘College Bound’ youth trip, to offer youth an opportunity to get more information on higher education institutions and scholarship information in preparation for life after high school. We will sponsor 10-19 youth to attend this event. Tickets to event, lunch, and transportation will be provided to all attendees.

For more information, please contact Dion Michelle Sayles, POTB Director ( or Patrick L. Turner, CEO/Founder (

P O Box 153593

“Supporting the Dream” Youth Expo

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Pat on the back Foundations 1st Annual “Supporting the Dream” Youth Expo

Saturday, July 19, 2014
6:00 pm at the Clarion Hotel South Bay

Everyone is welcome to attend. The event will be hosted by Dean Hall of Style and Men. We have performing on program: San Diego All Star Cheer Group; Dameon Bryant, Motivational speaker; Kendrick Dial of Lyrical Groove; The Gamble; Praise In Motion Mime Group; Comedy by EB4Real; Singing by Khalil Nash; and Junkyard Dance Crew.

We will also have $25 RAFFLE TICKETS for a chance to WIN great prizes (2014 Kawasaki Ninja Street Bike, 50’ HTC Big Screen TV, $350 Gas Card, and other prizes). Donation to enter this event is $5.00, and can be purchased via the Foundation’s website (


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Pat on the Back Foundation sponsors Thanksgiving dinner

Saturday (11/23/13) – POTB Foundation has partnered with Meals4Hunger to sponsor Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, fixins and dessert for five (5) low income youth and their families.  We are collecting donations of nonperishable side items, canned goods and dessert to bless these families for this Thanksgiving holiday.  Please let us know if you are interested in donating for this cause.

Please continue to support the efforts of POTB Foundation as we support YOUTH in our community.  For more details about the upcoming youth events, please contact us.  Thank you in advance for your donations in support of our efforts.  All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.

Supporting Young Cancer Patients


‘Just Giving Back’ YOUTH project …throughout the month of August 2013, POTB Foundation will collect DUCT TAPE donations (Duck brand preferred) to support efforts of Crafts for Cancer Treatment for special original crafts made specifically to benefit YOUNG cancer patients of Hope for Hazel, Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, CA and Rady’s Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA

Designated Collection Sites:
Malcolm X Library – 5148 Market Street, SD, CA 92114
Sky Zone
SD – 851 Showroom Pl., Ste 100, Chula Vista, CA 91914
Divine Design Salon – 2741 Lemon Grove Ave., SD, CA 91945

Seeing a child lose their smile, their energy, their hair, and their ability to walk or even hold a spoon at times, can be heartbreaking”…

POTB Foundation will partner with Kids Korp USA and  SD Black Professionals MeetUp Group for joint effort to collection donations needed for this YOUTH project.  The donated items will be provided to Robynne Schwartz of Crafts for Cancer Treatment (  If you are unable to drop off your donations to Collection Sites, please contact Dion M Sayles, Director ( or Patrick L Turner, Founder (, to arrange for pick up of your donated items.  We can ALL make a difference by ‘Just Giving Back’ to others in need of support. 

Please plan to give generously in support of YOUTH.  Thank you.

Fundraiser Dinner to Support Youth Historical Bus Trip


WHAT: Pat On The Back Foundation is hosting a Fundraiser dinner on Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Felix BBQ with Soul (Market Creek Plaza, San Diego, CA).  The dinner will help raise capital for our historical bus trip to The Martin Luther King Museum, in Atlanta, Georgia.  The trip will carry twenty-five deserving students who have exemplified the leadership and academic drive as a leader of the present and future. The students selected to participate are involved in their ASB program in the San Diego Unified School District, and have been identified by their respective high school Advisers. The trip will take place in July 2013. Tickets for the fundraiser are $35 per person.

WHEN: FUNDRAISER DATE – Thursday, February 28, 2013.
WHERE: Felix BBQ with Soul at Market Creek Plaza, San Diego, California
TIME: 6:30pm

Please join Pat On The Back Foundation, representatives, Local Politicians, Community Organization Leaders, Council members, Chamber of Commerce, President and San Diego Branch NAACP, in the announcement and fundraiser dinner for Pat On The Back Foundation’s historical youth bus trip to Martin Luther King Museum.  Please contact Dion Sayles, Director (619.948.3048) or Patrick Turner, Founder (619.886.9263), for additional details.


Supporting ‘College Bound’ Youth


Pat On The Back Foundation will sponsor 35 youth for a bus trip from San Diego to Los Angeles, CA, to attend the College Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center, on next Saturday, February 2, 2013.  The youth image002attending are students in the 10th through 12th grades, from schools throughout San Diego county (including El Cajon Valley HS, Olympian HS, MarVista HS, Mission Bay HS, Helix HS, Eastlake HS, Morse HS, Lincoln HS and Helix Charter).  We are excited to provide the attending youth with an opportunity to meet with different college representatives in order to ask questions pertinent to prepare for college of their choice, to obtain information packets from participating colleges, and to get financial aid information necessary to attend college.  The youth will also have an opportunity to apply for ‘On the Spot’ Scholarships (educational, vocal and/or band).  POTB Foundation will provide each youth attending, with transportation to and from San Diego to the College Expo, an informational packet to help them get the most out of their College Expo experience, a ticket to enter the College Expo and lunch.

Pat On The Back Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to supporting disadvantaged youth in our community.  For additional information about the Foundation or ways you can donate, please go to the website (  If you have questions about this youth event or future youth events, please contact Patrick L. Turner, Founder (619.886.9263 or or Dion Sayles, Director/Event Coordinator ( We appreciate your support.

Pat On The Back Foundation prepares to sponsor trip to tour the MLK Museum

“A CHANGE IS GOING TO COME” YOUTH TRIP TO THE MLK MUSEUM IN ATLANTA, GA.…..HISTORY IS NOT SOMETHING WE CAN AFFORD TO TAKE FOR GRANTED (“If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”…)… honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday, we want to announce that Pat On The Back Foundation is preparing to sponsor 25 youth for a historical bus trip from San Diego, CA to Atlanta, GA in July 2013, to tour the MLK Museum.

The museum chronicles the life of Dr. King and the MLK movement.  This historical trip will be completely FREE for the youth selected to attend; and will include visits to historical sights and one overnight stay in Houston, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana; and a two-night stay in Atlanta, GA.  Our goal is to provide the youth with an opportunity to see what those before them have done to make a better life for them TODAY.  We hope that by connecting the visual history from the ‘generation of the past’ to the ‘leaders of tomorrow’, we can help the youth realize all that they can achieve in life.  Dr. King said: “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”– (“I Have a Dream” speech, August 28, 1963).  This bus trip will be “a reality of that dream”.

The entire trip will be recorded by a professional videographer, for historical purposes.   It will be made available for all to see on DVD.  We want to make sure this youth trip is an experience they will never forget, something they will want to share with their friends, family, and schools.  Our hope is that when they get older, they will want to ‘JUST GIVE BACK’ for other youth to experience the same.

If you have any questions regarding this youth event or our Foundation, please feel free to contact Patrick Turner (619.886.9263 or or Dion Sayles, Director/Event Coordinator (; or you can go to the website (  We appreciate your support.

Pat on The Back Foundation’s Christmas Party and Toy Drive


This youth event is being sponsored by

When:  Saturday, December 15, 2012
Time:  6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Community Room at the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center
404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, California  92114
(619) 450-4040

There will be plenty of food, live DJ, dancing, gift exchange and special performances
by some of the talented youth around San Diego, CA

If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Saturday, December 8, 2012 to:
Patrick Turner (619.886.9263 or or
Dion Sayles, Event Coordinator (

*All youth attending must bring a gift to exchange with another youth*
(Gift value:  No more than $20.00)
Age restrictions:  Youth must be 10 yrs old to 18 yrs old