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Invest in Youth Breakfast

Our premier fundraising event

Invest in Youth logoEvery year, YES’ Invest in Youth Breakfast draws 1,000+ generous individuals who care deeply about the lives and futures of youth and families in East King County. Attendees hear inspiring stories from youth YES has helped and updates on YES’ accomplishments over the past year — and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the company of others who care about our community’s future.

2017 Invest in Youth Breakfast

Dr. Patricia Kuhl7:30–8:45 a.m.
Wednesday, March 22
Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue

Internationally renowned child development researcher Dr. Patricia Kuhl will deliver the keynote. Dr. Kuhl is recognized for her work on early language and bilingual brain development, for pioneering brain measures on young children, and studies that show how young children learn.

Also featuring:

  • KING 5 TV and emcee veteran Dennis Bounds
  • WARM 106.9 radio personality and guest speaker Shellie Hart
  • Restaurateurs and community co-chairs John and Debbie Howie
  • Youth speakers from YES


Please call 425-586-2318 or email to reserve a seat. The registration deadline is March 10.

Please note that although there is no cost to reserve your spot, the suggested minimum donation is $150.

Be a table captain

We’re always seeking intrepid volunteers who want to spread the word about this event by inviting their friends, family, neighbors and colleagues. If you want to help families in need recover from depression, trauma, substance abuse and more, plus join a great group of passionate and fun volunteers, please get in touch with us.

Already a captain? Find tools on this page.

Be a sponsor

Join a group of elite supporters who ensure that every dollar donated goes directly to the YES Lifeline. In 2015, thanks to Lifeline donations, thousands of youth and families were able to access free or reduced-cost care to heal from depression, addiction, violence, emotional distress and other devastating issues.

Want to learn more? Download our sponsorship packet.

2016 Invest in Youth Breakfast

Our 2016 event raised $625,000 for youth and families in East King County. Thank you to all of our generous donors and volunteers who helped make this event possible.

Also thanks to our speakers:

  • Steve Raible (emcee)
  • Brad and Danielle Tilden
  • Jermaine Kearse
  • Lenny Wilkens
  • Youth speakers

See more photos on Facebook and video on YouTube.

Title sponsors


Presenting sponsors

Alaska Airlines

Major sponsors

KIRO7 Cares
Michael's Toyota of Bellevue

Sound Publishing
Stifel RMG Group

Want to learn more?

Reach out to us! We're happy to answer any questions.

Brooke Wiles
Fund Development Manager

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