Over the years, the pageant series has not only raised significant funds for Virginia Mason Memorial's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Children's Village and other children's healthcare programs, it has also taught countless young people about need, service, and interdependence-the hallmark of any community.
In addition to the more-than-impressive dollar figures, a crowning achievement of the program is its ability to change lives of the high school kids involved. By exposing themselves to the challenges of real need, they all learn a little about themselves, their community and small blessings. For most, the YouthWorks experience opens up one's perspective. For some, it changes everything.
All pageants begin at 7 p.m.
Mr. West Valley Wednesday, February 20
|Mr. Davis||Thursday, February 28|
|Mr. Naches||Wednesday, March 6|
|Mr. Wapato||Friday, March 8|
|Mr. Ike||Thursday, March 14|
|Mr. SHS||Saturday, March 23|
|Mr. East Valley||Friday, March 29|
|Zesta Cucina||Friday, March 1|
The YouthWorks Council
The YouthWorks Council was created in 2007 to promote the involvement of youth in philanthropy and volunteerism. Being a YouthWorks Council member has many benefits:
- Have fun with friends while doing great things for your community
- Develop leadership skills
- Gain valuable volunteer experience
- Learn about philanthropy and children's healthcare needs in our community
Memorial's Youth fundraising program is designed to empower young people in the Yakima Valley to use their ideas, talents and sweat equity to raise funds for local projects supporting children with special healthcare needs.
Youth fundraising includes a variety of student-organized philanthropic projects to raise money and awareness for children with special healthcare needs, including:
- High School Pageants
- Other fundraisers
This program enhances school unity and fosters community involvement. Since all funds raised stay local, students see the positive effects of their efforts right here in the Yakima Valley. Funds raised are distributed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Children's Village and health outreach programs for Valley children.
If you have any questions, please contact Josh Munson via e-mail or at 509-249-5261.
2018-2019 YouthWorks Executive Board:
- Executive Director: Kaitlin Falk
- Secretary: Rosie Lutgen
- Volunteer Coordinator: Fiona Naughton
- Communications Coordinator: Eliza Berman
YouthWorks Council Members
- Korben Bailey
- Malachy Caffrey
- Grace Erickson
- Tori Espinoza
- Nick Garretson
- Ava Hoeger
- Alexis Kearby
- Kelly Martin
- Sophia Martin
- Braedon Masset
- Karly Monteith
- Courtney Pool
- Gabby Record
- Isabella Ruiz
- Hayley Solorzano
- Makayla Suave
- Tatiana White