Proceeds from these events will help the Yakima Schools Foundation
continue to enhance learning experiences for Yakima School District
2012 event raised $23,000
2011 event raised $28,000
2010 event raised $29,000
2009 event raised $34,500
See Celebrate Our Youth
View Photos of the 2012 event
Our Youth Breakfast
Tuesday May 7 from 6:30 - 8:00 AM
Yakima Convention Center
$40 per person
On Tuesday May 7, 2013 Eric Thomas will inspire, awaken and encourage local community members and students about the secret of their success. To celebrate our 15th year of the Celebrate Our Youth breakfast we are reaching beyond our usual format. Instead of simply holding a fundraiser breakfast, we are also taking our inspiring speaker out where he is needed most - to the students.
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You won't want to miss this speaker's message!
Keynote Speaker: Eric Thomas
Renown speaker, educator, author, and activist, Eric Thomas is rising to National prominence by delivering high energy messages that encourage people to live up to their full potential by breaking the cycles of crime, hopelessness and despair that many face daily. Known for his engagingly personal approach, his messages are both dynamic and inspiring. Visit his website for more information
"Character is like my fingerprint; it identifies me from everyone else in the world. It says who I am and where I am headed."
~ Eric Thomas
Boys in Peril movie
Monday, March 18 from 7 PM to 9 PM Davis High School KIVA
Thursday, March 21 from 7 PM to 9 PM Allied Arts 5000 W Lincoln Ave, Yakima
In March of 2013 the Yakima Schools Foundation partnered with Allied Arts and the Yakima School District to bring this great documentary to our community. Audience members enjoyed the film at A.C. Davis High School and Allied Arts followed by a Q&A Discussion on the importance of preparing students for post high school success.
This feature-length documentary film by Graham Streeter follows three high school seniors, each attempting to navigate through the daunting and challenging transition between high school and college. This film is a compelling look into the common obstacles that face young Hispanic men who truly aspire to better their lives by obtaining a college education and the goodness of teachers, parent and programs that strive to make that possible.
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Check out the Movie Trailer www.boysinperil.com
Little Black Dress Party
What a success!! On Wednesday November 7, 2012 a fantastic group of ladies
came together to kick of the holiday season and raise funds for education.
Donna Menard donated the appetizers, Chico's provided the fashion education,
Lori Crow and Lori Aoki were the live models and 26A provided the perfect
setting. Thanks to our generous donors we grossed over $1,400!
During the Little Black Dress Party, guests were invited to also donate to a
specific program, the Arts Integration Mentoring program. The AIM program
provides training and cross curriculum lessons for teachers and students to
use the visual arts as a vehicle to enhance their knowledge and skill level
in subjects such as math, reading, science and social students. Research
supports the use of hands on integrated activities to help students
understand concepts and retain information better and longer. It helps raise
the achievement level.
Tour de Harvest
Tour de Harvest 2012 was held Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm at Cascade Garden. Over $33,000 was raised to implement our mission of enhancing education for youth in the Yakima Schools District. Guests enjoyed the flavors of Yakima through locally inspired recipes and beverages, they bid on silent auction items, and competed with their friends during the live auction.
The Impact! It is really all about the kids. Guests came out for a few hours, but their impact lasts throughout the year. Donations made at Tour de Harvest means we are able to implement our mission and grant awards that and truly enhance education in the Yakima School District.
Celebration! Greta Bryan was honored with the Yakima Schools Foundation Spirit Award for her contributions to youth through the Yakima Schools Foundation. She is a shining star and an example of how our agency cannot thrive without community supporters such as Greta.
See the event pictures on Facebook
See Tour de Harvest Scrapbook