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
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 Youth Council Leadership
Kayla Stanchfield, President
Emma Lascar, Vice President
Mykah McMillan, Secretary
Gunnar Newell, Treasurer
Marina Medrano, Communication Coordinator
2017 Youth Council Members