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Invest in Youth Breakfast

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A Special Message for Keynote Speaker Kevin Hines

Join us for breakfast!

WHAT: Annual Fundraising Breakfast for Youth Eastside Services (YES)
WHY: To support children, youth and families struggling with mental health and/or substance use issues
WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
TIME: Program 7:30-8:45 a.m. (Registration 6:30-7:15 a.m.)
WHERE: The Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004

ABOUT THE EVENT: YES’ Invest in Youth Breakfast brings together 1,200+ community supporters, civic and business leaders with a passion for helping young people and their families. The Breakfast will feature enlightening and moving stories from YES youth clients, along with celebrated keynote speaker and suicide prevention advocate, Kevin Hines. With your help, we intend to raise $800,000 to ensure that everyone in need can receive mental health and substance use counseling and treatment, regardless of their ability to pay. 


Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate who has reached millions with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness and the ability to survive pain with true resilience.

In 2018, Kevin released his documentary “Suicide: The Ripple Effect,” which chronicles his personal journey and the ripple effect it has on those who have been impacted by his suicide attempt and his life’s work since. View the trailer below.

Register as a guest

While there is no cost to attend the breakfast, there will be an opportunity to donate during the event. The suggested minimum donation is $200 per person.


As a Table Captain, you play a crucial role in the success of this event. You may host one table, multiple tables, or even a half table at the event. Invite friends, family, co-workers—anyone you feel would like to learn more about supporting children, youth and families struggling with mental health and substance use issues.  After you sign up, you will receive an email with our Table Captain Toolkit to help engage and manage your guests. We will support you in this role every step of the way!

Questions? Contact Becca Holbrook at or 425.586.2318.

Table Captains: Register your guests here!  


With your pledge today of $1,000 or more, you can join the YES Champions Matching Pool. This passionate group of YES Champions inspires our community to give generously to local youth and families. The gift you make today will provide a 1:1 match to breakfast attendees who give $500 or more, up to the value of the matching pool. The larger the matching pool, the more gifts we can double for kids and families during the event!

For more information on how you can join the Champions Matching Pool contact Lisa Hay at or 425-586-2328.


By sponsoring the YES Invest in Youth Breakfast, you demonstrate your commitment to the health and success of children, youth and families in East King County. Your sponsorship provides a great opportunity for visibility, reaching new audiences, enhancing your brand, and ultimately accelerating impact in your community. Sponsorships range from $1,500 – $25,000.

Download the Sponsor Packet (PDF).

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Angela Chapman at or 425.586.2326.


If you are unable to attend the Breakfast, please consider a monthly gift of $20 or a one-time gift of $200 (or more!) to ensure that everyone seeking our help receives the mental health and substance use counseling and treatment they urgently need, regardless of their ability to pay.


Sandy Torrey
YES Board of Trustees and Vice President Corporate Marketing, Packaging and Publisher of The Costco Connection




Carmen Halstrom
Broker, Windermere Real Estate/East, Inc




Thank you to our generous 2020 sponsors!

Sponsors help YES extend a lifeline to struggling children, youth and families in East King County.

Title Sponsors



Presenting Sponsors


Major Sponsors


Overlake Medical logo





Key Sponsors

Amazon logo

Firstline Systems logo

Wagner Management Corp logo

Supporting Sponsors

Auto Connections of Bellevue

Community Health Plan of Washington

Honda Auto Center of Bellevue

JP Morgan Chase

Kaiser Permanente

Michael’s Automotive Group

Perkins Coie LLP

Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation

Steven Ray Construction, Inc.

Sweeney Conrad, P.S.

Thank you to our breakfast sponsors who help extend a lifeline to struggling children, youth and families in East King County by underwriting the cost of care for the mental health and substance use services.

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