if you are a shopper on-line, use the iGive website or button to have those stores donate directly to the Washington Youth Academy Foundation. It is no cost to you the shopper. Until July 31st, if you are new to iGive and sign up the Foundation gets a $5 bonus. Thanks for helping.
The Washington Youth Academy Foundation in partnership with the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation supported expansion of the Academy Book Club. Dr. Brandon Sternod said, "The WYA book club is a reading program for a select group of cadets for the dual purpose of instilling a lifelong love of reading and increasing overall levels of literacy. The program was initiated by Mr. Tod Hall in the early days of the Academy and has provided learning opportunities for cadets every cycle since. The cadets of the book club are of mixed ability levels and are jointly led by Dr. Sternod, the current English teacher at the WYA and Joe Young, a Librarian at the Kitsap Regional Library. At each monthly meeting, the cadets are provided a friendly, low-pressure environment to discuss the books they’ve read and additional reading experiences to complete by the next meeting. Thanks to contributions from the WYA Foundation, the book club has been able to purchase book kits for exclusively for cadet use, this cycle and beyond. "
The 9th Annual motorcycle rally took place from Pendergast Park raising over $1,500 in donations to the Washington Youth Academy Foundation. Although there was some rain, the cadets marched down and were able to spend some time looking at the bikes and interacting with the riders. Mayor Patty Lent issued a proclamation for the ride and the Academy.
WHEREAS, the City of Bremerton supports the 9th Annual Washington Youth Academy Rides & Rods Rally at 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 10th, 2017. Beginning at Pendergast Regional Park, Soccer Field parking lot, at 1099 Union Ave. in West Bremerton and sponsored by Brothers Powersports, and North Kitsap ABATE, and
WHEREAS, proceeds from this event go directly to the Washington Youth Academy Foundation whose mission is helping Washington at-risk youth succeed; and
WHEREAS, the Washington Youth Academy Foundation was established to support the students and mission of the Washington Youth Academy . The Washington Youth Academy is part of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program and is a state-run residential and post-residential program for 16-18 year old boys and girls who have dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out; and
WHEREAS, during the rider registration, the Washington Youth Academy Cadets will march in to the Park and the Cadet Drill Team will perform. The Cadets will also have the opportunity visit with the group;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Patty Lent, Mayor of the City of Bremerton, do hereby proclaim Saturday, June 10th, 2017 as
The 9th Annual Washington Youth Academy Rides & Rods Rally Day
and we encourage motorcycle riders, organized car and truck groups, and the general public to attend.
Signed this 7th day of June, 2017
The Washington Youth Academy Foundation provides needed support for academic programs and cadet financial assistance including scholarships and job assistance. To accomplish our goals, having a regular donation as little as $10 per month (the cost of just two lattes) makes a big difference in the lives of the young men and women making big changes in their lives. Please consider a monthly donation. Just follow the link in the button below. Thank you for helping.
Ashley Santiago was awarded a scholarship of $750 toward her education at Whatcom Community College in the nursing program. In addition, Ashley was awarded a laptop necessary for her nursing program. We are proud of Ashley and her pursuit of her dreams.
Karen Chak, cadet graduate from class 2013-1 was the first recipient of the Cadet Parker Lang Memorial Scholarship receiving $1,000 toward her degree as a dental hygienist. The Parker Lang scholarship was dedicated by his Mother in honor of her son who tragically lost his life. Parker was a graduate of class 2013-2. Karen said, "it was an honor to receive this scholarship. It will help me achieve my dreams."
The Kitsap Great Give was a very successful fundraiser for the Washington Youth Academy Foundation. We received over $5,000 in donations. After the bonus pool match we should receive nearly $6,000 for academic support and cadet financial assistance. Thank you to all 39 of our donors. We appreciate each and every one of you.
The Kitsap Great Give is our annual fundraiser. We receive a matching gift from the Great Give sponsors. If you give $10 we receive $12. You can go to the website (Click Here) or donate on our page (Click Here). Please help us reach our goal of $10,000 in this years fundraiser.
A great thanks to all the Boosters and family who helped make a record fundraising event at Family Day on April 16th. There were over 70 baskets donated for the raffle and record logo wear sales. The Foundation received $15,050.00 that will be used for program support and cadet support during and after graduation.
A great day!
The Northwest News Network recently released a broadcast about the Washington Youth Academy. The Foundation is proud of the great work the Academy does. All of the funds we raise go directly to support Academy programs and Cadet success while at the Academy and after. Be sure to listen to the broadcast and watch the slide show. Click Here to go to the page.