A local nonprofit whose mission is to transform the lives of at-risk youths will host its sixth annual fiesta fundraiser next week.

Supporters of Save Our Youth, or SOY, will be able to sip cocktails and sample appetizers from Taco Rosa Catering on the Halecrest Club's patio in Costa Mesa, while they browse items up for silent auction or buy raffle tickets.

Then, during a live auction, a Mexican buffet will be served.

Tickets for the event, which is set for 5:30 p.m. April 25, are $60 per person if purchased in advanced or $75 at the door. Admission includes food and drinks.

Guests can buy tickets online at save-our-youth.org/special-events/soy-fiesta/. To become a sponsor, call Silvia Rosales at (949) 548-8501.

SOY has served Costa Mesa's teens since 1993 by providing safe after-school activities, such as tutoring, dance, art and music classes, field trips and summer camps.

—Jill Cowan

Twitter: @JillCowan