Please enjoy our 2021 Invest in Youth Event
On May 6, 2021 our community grabbed their capes for a night of inspiration and hope as we celebrated the resilience of youth and honored Mental Health Awareness Month.
The virtual event featured incredible stories from YES client Pari, a reflection on the challenges facing our community from CEO David Downing, an inspirational message from keynote speaker Mike Veny, and more. You can still enjoy the celebration by watching a recording of the event above.
And thanks to our wonderful community, we were able to raise over $800,000 to provide counseling and treatment, to anyone seeking help, regardless of their ability to pay.
We look forward to seeing you in May of 2022!
A special message from YES CEO
Youth Eastside Services’ CEO David W. Downing shares an exciting announcement to all the 2021 superheroes who supported children, youth, and families struggling with mental health challenges through YES’ May Invest in Youth Campaign.
Thank you for joining us to celebrate the superpower strength and resilience of youth in our community and in honor of Mental Health Awareness month.
Make an impact with your donation
You can still make an impact!
You can still be a superhero by ensuring that ALL children, youth, and families receive the critical mental health and substance use counseling and treatment they need, regardless of their ability to pay.
New this year, many YES supporters took their passion for youth mental health one step further by becoming fundraisers. Fifty-eight fundraisers used their creativity and inspiration to make their own campaign pages. They invited their family, friends, and colleagues to join them in support of children and youth struggling with critical mental health and substance use challenges, and together they were able to raise over $160,000 towards the $800,000 goal.
Champions of Youth Giving Circle Members
Thank you to our Champions of Youth Giving Circle Members!
This generous group of people has pooled their gifts together to offer a match opportunity for tonight’s event.
Because of their generosity, donations of $500 or more will be matched dollar-for-dollar. That means that your donation of $500 will become a $1000 donation which will help twice as many children and youth!
Sponsors for the 2021 Invest in Youth Event
Thank you to the generous sponsors who extend a lifeline to struggling children, youth, and families in East King County by underwriting the cost of care for mental health and substance use services.
If you have any questions about sponsorship, please contact Angela Chapman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 291-7751.
Cardinal Heating & Air
Community Health Plan of Washington
Coordinated Care of Washington
Firstline Systems Inc.
Michael’s Automotive Group
Mike & Cindy Hastings
Molina Cares Foundation
Perkins Coie LLP
Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation
Steven Ray Construction, Inc.
Bellevue Sunrise Rotary Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller P.S.
Mainspring Wealth Advisors, LLC
Parker, Smith, & Feek