Community

Auburn Valley Y kicks off Partners With Youth Campaign

Auburn Valley Y volunteers and staff launched the Partners With Youth fundraising initiative to provide local children and families access to life-changing, confidence-building Y programs.

Building on its long tradition of successful PWY fundraising, the Auburn Valley Y has set an ambitious goal of $160,000.

"We are continually inspired by the generosity of our community and compelled to do more" said Jason Berry, executive director of the Auburn Valley Y. "The shared commitment to nurture the potential of our children and support our neighbors is incredible."

The generosity of PWY donors helps the Y to bridge the gap to better health, well-being and educational opportunities for thousands of struggling families throughout our local community. By nurturing the potential of youth, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility, the Y works to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to achieve their potential.

A gift to the Y helps strengthen the foundations of community in lasting, important ways, like helping kids learn responsibility and teamwork, teaching teens leadership skills, teaching kids to swim and supporting single parents with child care. The Y stewards its contributions very effectively, directing 95 cents of every dollar raised into its programs and services.

"Partners With Youth brings the best out in our community," said Mike Newman, deputy superintendent of the Auburn School District and Auburn Valley Y board chair. "We invite you to help ensure a brighter future by investing in our kids, our health and our neighbors."

About the Y

The Auburn Valley Y is of the YMCA of Greater Seattle Association. It is a proud part of the South King County community, serving Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Algona, Pacific, Covington, the Enumclaw Plateau and Renton.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is one of the Northwest's leading nonprofit organizations strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Founded in 1876, we enhance the lives of more than 171,500 people annually through 12 branches, two overnight camps and more than 200 program sites throughout King and south Snohomish counties.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 12 edition online now. Browse the archives.