YouthWorks assists youth in the development of lifelong and community service skills through programs associated with Memorial.

YouthWorks is a youth empowerment and community service initiative that engages civic and service-minded young people in a variety of mentoring, volunteering and philanthropy opportunities.

What Youth Council Members do:

  • Strive to meet the healthcare needs of children in our community by raising funds, leading community development projects, and assisting in the funding of grants
  • Participate, enrich, and contribute to the crafting of YouthWorks' online presence: by contributions to our various social media channels and on our blog.
  • Meet regularly, as a council and with committees
  • Learn in-depth about philanthropy through hands-on experiences of grant writing, allocations and observing Memorial Foundation board meeting
  • Interact with students from several grade levels and schools
  • Represent YouthWorks, Memorial, Children's Village and The Memorial Foundation in the community and at school

Being a YouthWorks Council Member provides an opportunity to:

  • Enhance leadership skills in new ways
  • Gain valuable experience for college and the professional world
  • Learn about community-philanthropy and the healthcare needs of our community
  • Build a network and develop an array of connections - from students at other high schools to business leaders throughout the Valley

Who can apply: Any youth attending high school in the Yakima Valley is eligible to apply so long as they have demonstrated an active history of service to their community either through Memorial, Children's Village or another community or school organization.

How to apply:


If you have any questions, please contact Josh Munson via e-mail or at 509-249-5261.

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