Thank you to the Puget Sound Energy Foundation for their generous grant of $7,500 for the purchase of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Kits. The Academy teaches the CERT training to all of the at-risk youth attending the Academy. Once the training is complete the cadets contact their local emergency management office to sign up to serve as a CERT volunteer. Those cadets who attain a volunteer confirmation letter are provided a CERT kit by the WYA Foundation and become a CERT team member in their community. Community service is a key component of the Washington Youth Academy experience. The WYA Foundation is grateful for the support of the PSE Foundation.
Joe Huden is the Board Chair of the Washington Youth Academy Foundation Board of Directors. Contact the board chair at email@example.com