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Success Mentoring program holds annual celebration dinner
Mentors and mentees gather to celebrate the relationships that have grown from mentorship

Studies show that kids who have a mentor are less likely to skip school and less likely to use drugs and alcohol. But the even higher value may be the deep relationships that develop between a mentor and mentee.

On May 20, the Success Mentoring program held a dinner to celebrate those extraordinary relationships, and the kids and adults who have taken the time to forge them.

Learn more about the Success program >
Your donation goes even further on May 5
On Tuesday, The Seattle Foundation will partially match donations made through its website as part of its annual GiveBIG campaign
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If you're considering donating to Youth Eastside Services, May 5 is a great day to join our family of supporters.

Tuesday is The Seattle Foundation's annual GiveBIG campaign, meaning that the foundation will partially match any donations made through its website between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. that day.

This year, we asked some of our supporters: Why do you give to YES? What we heard was inspiring, and it helped us learn more about how the community sees us — and our impact on it. You'll see some of those photos posted on our Facebook page the evening of May 4.

We're proud of our work. So, if you, like us, believe that every kid deserves a chance, and that the strongest communities are made up of happy, healthy families, please join us. Bookmark our donation page and mark your calendar for May 5!
Judith and YES counselor Tina Morales accept an award on behalf of Latino H.E.A.T.Latino H.E.A.T. wins service award
OPERATION: Sack Lunch honors group at annual luncheon

On March 31, OPERATION: Sack Lunch (OSL) honored YES' Latino H.E.A.T. program with an Outstanding Volunteer Group Award. The award recognizes the group members' dedication to helping OSL provide nutritious meals to the hungry in the Puget Sound region.

Latino H.E.A.T., which stands for Hispanos en Acción Together, helps Hispanic young adults celebrate their shared culture, build lasting and positive friendships, pursue leadership opportunities and give back to their communities. 

At right: OSL Volunteer Coordinator Camille Faulkner, Latino H.E.A.T. member Judith, and YES counselor Tina Morales.

Learn more about our Latino programs >