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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

Youth Fundraising

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.

2017-2018 YouthWorks Executive Board:

  • Executive Director: Marina Medrano
  • Director of External Affairs: Kaitlin Falk
  • Director of Communications: Hailey Snider
  • Initiative Chair for Cancer Care: Olivia Boyle
  • Initiative Chair for Children’s Health: Jesse Adams
  • Initiative Chair for Children’s Health, with a focus on pageants: Lisa Roybal
  • Initiative Chair for Compass Care: Julianne Mendoza
  • Initiative Chair for Healthy Yakima: Tatiana White

YouthWorks Council Members

  • Ivan Baumbach
  • Eliza Berman
  • Angel Cuevas
  • Haley Harrington
  • Lindsey Hefner
  • Zach Himes
  • Emma Hudson
  • Rosie Lutgen
  • Kelly Martin
  • Sophia Martin
  • Braedon Masset
  • Emma Meisner
  • Fiona Naughton
  • Paul Perrault
  • Gabby Record
  • Angel Spurrier
  • Kalli Willett
  • Chloe Williams
  • Naza Ziad

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