Calling all WYA scholarship recipients and friends of the Foundation!
The WYA Foundation is excited to announce a new initiative called the Ambassador Program, and we are looking for your help!
Are you ready to be a WYA Foundation Ambassador? We are looking for volunteers who are willing to talk to people and share their story about the academy and how the Foundation has helped you.
For every $500 raised through donations from your contacts, Ambassadors will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. You'll also get a renewed connection to the Foundation Board, and you'll be helping WYA Foundation ensure its support will continue to be a resource for you and all WYA graduates, past and future.
To find out how you can become a WYA Foundation Ambassador, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link to read about the program https://www.wyafoundation.org/ambassador-program.html.
We provide the tools, you provide the voice
Our annual fundraiser through the Kitsap Great Give is coming April 21, 2020. This is your opportunity to support the great work the Washington Youth Academy Foundation does for the youth in and out of the program. Not only that! We get a partial match from the sponsors of the Great Give. Watch for more posts coming soon.
If you know or are a company that would like to be a matching sponsor for Foundation funds, please e-mail email@example.com. You can match any amount raised from $100 and up. We can use your help to reach our goal!
> Learn more at: www.iGive.com/wyafoundation
In Our Causes Own Words
Thank you, thank you... thank YOU! Thanks to donors like you, Washington Youth Academy Foundation has raised $504.97 so far through this amazingly simple, no cost to you, donation platform, iGive.com! AMAZING!!
Don't forget to utilize the iGive donation options when doing your holiday shopping this year. Together, we can work to raise even more money simply by shopping at iGive's partner sites and clicking the iGive button to confirm your donation to Washington Youth Academy Foundation. If you are anything like me... the simplicity of having all of my holiday gifts delivered is a HUGE benefit during this busy time of year... so most of my gifts come from online stores, and almost all them are iGive partners!
Another great way to give back: tell friends to use iGive to help Washington Youth Academy Foundation via Facebook, Twitter, or go "old school" and just send them an email. Go to iGive's tell-a-friend page tom akeit easy: https://www.iGive.com/html/tellafriend.cfm.
Together we can raise money for Washington Youth Academy Foundation without spending anything we wouldn't already be spending. And isn't that a gift in itself? It sure makes shopping more bearable to know that the store is giving part of my purchase back to help our cause.
> Learn more at: www.iGive.com/wyafoundation
The Washington Youth Academy Foundation has some volunteer opportunities to serve on committees or as a board member. We are accepting applications now. If you are interested in serving please send an e-mail with your resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can follow the campaign below.
Your scholarship support can make dreams come true. There are two great scholarship programs supporting cadets who have demonstrated outstanding leadership. The Leandro Jasso Scholarship for Leaders is a memorial scholarship in honor of SGT Leandro Jasso. You can learn about him here [Click Here]. The second scholarship is in honor of Maj Gen Timothy and Mary Lowenberg to the outstanding cadet of the cycle. To donate to either of these important scholarships go to https://www.wyafoundation.org/donate.html, enter your donation amount and on the next page click the box “Add a Tribute Donation” and enter the Leandro Jasso or Lowenberg scholarship.
* Have you or someone you know benefited from the Washington Youth Academy and Foundation? It is time to give back to them to help others!
* Do you want to make a difference in a youth's life? The Washington Youth Academy Foundation is a perfect place to start!
The purpose of the Washington Youth Academy Foundation is to help Washington State at-risk youth succeed in academics and life!
The Washington Youth Academy Foundation was established to support the students and programs 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 youth between sixteen and eighteen who have dropped out of high school or at risk of dropping out and offers free tuition to those who qualify. They provide scholarships and assistance for graduated cadets for school and other post graduation endeavors. They also provide ongoing assistance to the Washington Youth Academy.
This Thanksgiving, take a moment to thank the program that is constantly giving to our future: The Washington Youth Academy Foundation. #GivingTuesday
Friends and family of the Washington Youth Academy, you can help the WYA Foundation raise needed funds to support the academic programs at the Academy, help build a library and fund scholarships for our WYA graduates. Please let your family and friends know about this important event. Every dollar raised earns an additional 15%. Follow the link below to the Academy donation page during the Kitsap Great Give.
Friends and family. It is that time of year when my Washington Youth Academy Foundation is raising funds on the one day of giving on April 23rd. If you are unable to give on that day, you can give early at #KitsapGreatGiveh ttps://kitsapgreatgive.org/
The Kitsap Great Give is the Washington Youth Academy Foundation annual one day fundraiser. We need your support in raising funds to help with Academy programs and especially WYA Cadet Graduate financial assistance for scholarships and more. Here is how you can help. You can start giving on April 9th through April 23rd. I will make a blog post with the link to our donation page.
The value of this event is the Foundation receives a 15% increase from the Kitsap Great Give Bonus Pool.
You can also help by asking your employer or local companies to match a portion of what we raise. For example, if your employer matches $1,000, then we reach $1,000 in donations the company matches it.
Ask your friends and family to join us in this important fundraiser. The Cadets are counting on us.
The financial assistance forms for scholarships and other assistance have been updated. There are new applications for employment and job training related expenses. All WYA graduates are eligible to apply as long as they have continued their Cadet Action Plan and made their monthly contact reports. The Washington Youth Academy Foundation is here for you so you can achieve your dreams. Follow this link to the Financial Assistance Application page [CLICK HERE]
Joe Huden is the Board Chair of the Washington Youth Academy Foundation Board of Directors. Contact the board chair at email@example.com