2007-2008 Annual Report T eac h i ng Democra cy I m p roving Civic E d u ca ti on Fos t er i n g L ea d er s D oi n g Mor e...
Page 2 Annual Leadership Message Through your continued partnership and support, the YMCA Youth & Government programhas completed another outstanding year (our 61st!) of providing quality programs to young peopleacross the state of Washington. This year we are proud of our new program innovation, increasedoutreach, committed volunteers and national success by our student participants. Thanks to the generous support of the 2007 Washington State Legislature, Youth & Government has been able to expand our outreach this year to new and underserved areas. We received legislative funding that allowed us to offer start-up grants to 4 new Youth Legislature delegations and 4 new Mock Trial teams. These new programs include students from diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds, many of whom would not otherwise have had access to the quality civic education experience we offer. Over the next year, we will work with these groups to ensure they receive the leadership, funding and administrative support to continue offering Youth & Government programs. Lucy Helm Our student leaders created and led a major restructuring of the lobbyist Board Chair corps within the Youth Legislature this year, illustrating the power and importance of developing student leadership within our programs. We have attempted fora number of years to restructure the lobbyist program to more closely mirror the real “third house,”and to offer a higher quality, educational and fun experience for our youth lobbyists. Prior programchanges were not effective, and frustrated student leaders took matters into their own hands in 2007,recommending significant changes to the structure of the program. At their urging, we divided thelobbyists into smaller, more manageable “lobbying firms,” each led by a student executive. These firmscompeted to see which could pass the most bills assigned to them – similar to “real world” lobbyists.The changes were a resounding success and created a more engaging anddynamic Youth Legislature. Our student leaders should be proud of the lastingimpact they will have on students in years to come. We are very proud of the success of our Mock Trial teams who participatedin national competitions this year. Seattle Prep went on to earn an 8th place finishat the 2008 National Mock Trial Competition. Our 2008-2009 youth governor, PhilGardner, ably represented our state in the national youth governors’ conferencein Washington, DC. In addition, our Washington participants in the Conferenceon National Affairs received our highest honors yet: premier delegation (4thconsecutive year), and Washington delegate Alex Mech received the OutstandingStatesman Award, The Chandler Scholarship and was selected to be the first Janelle D. Nesbitever Washington student who will be a Presiding Officer at the 2009 Conference Executive Directoron National Affairs. Youth & Government is fortunate to have a talented and tireless group of volunteer Directors.This year we say goodbye to former alum Stuart Elway who is leaving the Board after 13 years ofdedicated and unwavering support of Youth & Government programs. His impact will be lasting andhe will be missed. Finally, as is true each year, the YMCA Youth & Government program benefited from thetremendous support of hundreds of supporters around the state - students, advisors, parents, alumna(e),donors, and volunteers. Without your continuing support we would be unable to bring hands-on civiceducation to the hundreds of Washington students we serve each year. Thank you for all you do!
2007-2008 Annual Report 2008-2009 Board of Directors Lucy Helm*, Chair Enid Layes*, Vice Chair Jennifer Joly, Secretary Sam Bovard, Treasurer Starbucks Corporation Key Bank Joan Yoshitomi Mike Egan* Jim Bricker* Don Brevik Dwayne Slate* Judge Chris Koenig* Microsoft PEMCO Financial YMCA of Tacoma- Robert Lewis Koenig Chevrolet- Services Pierce County Clark County Superior Subaru Court Noah Davis* Isabelle Albi Chris Fidler* Jeanne Kevin Hamilton Phil Gardner Al Ralston In Pacta PLLC Mock Trial Petrizzo Strategic Group Cushman* Perkins Coie LLP Youth Governor Washington Research Representative CushmanGale LLC Council Advisory Board Scott Washburn Ralph Munro Sharon Tomiko Santos Sam Reed Justice Robert Utter* YMCA of Snohomish County Former Secretary of State Washington State House of Secretary of State Washington State Supreme Representatives Court, Retired YMCA Youth & Government Staff Janelle D. Nesbit, Executive Director Sarah Clinton*, Program Director Caty Whiteford, Administrative Assistant Sarah LaGrange, Americorps Volunteer *Alumni of the Youth Legislature or Mock Trial programs
Page 4I will do more than belong,I will participate. Robert F. Utter Award Honorable Sid Snyder, recipient of the 2007 Robert F. Utter Award Each year YMCA Youth & Government recognizes one individual in the state of Washington for ethical leadership, commitment to the ideals of democracy, civic responsibility and service to the community by presenting them with the Robert F. Utter Award. This year’s recipient of the Honorable Sid Snyder, former Washington State Senator and outstanding leader and role model for young people in our state. Previous recipients 1997 Robert F. Utter, Justice 1998 Daniel J. Evans, Washington Governor 1999 Frederick T. Haley, CEO of Brown & Haley in Tacoma 2000 Ralph Munro, Retired - Washington Secretary of State 2001 Bob Henderson, former Youth & Government Alumnus and Board Member 2002 Christine Gregoire, Washington Governor 2003 Bill Sieverling, former YMCA Youth & Governemnt Alumnus and YMCA executive 2005 Rick Nagel, YMCA Mock Trial advisor and retired Franklin High School teacher 2005 Ray Johnson, former YMCA Youth Legislature advisor of 24 years 2006 William Downing, King County Superior Court
2007-2008 Annual Report Teaching Democracy to the Next Generation Motto Democracy must be learned by each generation. Vision New generations of ethical and informed, public-minded citizens. Mission Teach Democratic values and skills to youth through hands on experience. Program Goals 1) To foster the development of citizen responsibility 2) To develop social competence, problem-solving ability, and communication skills 3) To encourage self reliance and a sense of purpose for youth 4) To provide training and experience through active participation in the three branches of government: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial 5) To stimulate careful deliberation of social issues and their possible resolutions 6) To create opportunities to hear and respect varying viewpoints 7) To apply ethical values in making public policy 8) To teach the YMCA core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility Board of Directors Strategic Goals (2007-2009) 1) Increase participation in Youth & Government programs with emphasis on geographic, economic and ethnic diversity. 2) Enhance the consistency and quality of local Mock Trial and Youth Legislature programs. 3) Increase and diversify Youth & Government financial resources. 4) Ensure the staff and volunteer resources necessary to accomplish Goals 1, 2 and 3. I will do more than care, I will help.
Page 6 2008 Participating ProgramsMock TrialArchbishop Murphy (3)Chief Sealth High SchoolColumbia High SchoolEastside Catholic (2)Fort Vancouver (3)Franklin High SchoolHenry Foss High SchoolHudson’s Bay High SchoolInternational Community SchoolJefferson Community CenterKennewick High SchoolLiberty High School (2)Lynden High School (2)Meadowdale High School Youth LegislatureMercer Island High School Auburn YMCAMeridian High School BickletonNew Market Vocational Clallam YMCAOlympia High School Dayton High SchoolPort Townsend High School (2) Gault Middle SchoolRichland High School Grays Harbor YMCARidgefield High School (2) Holy Rosary SchoolRoosevelt High School Lakeside SchoolSeattle Academy Lakewood YMCASeattle Prep (3) Seattle Metro YMCASehome High School Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCASouthridge High School Monroe YMCAStevenson High School Mountain View High SchoolThe River Academy (2) Normandy ParkTri-Cities Prep Northshore YMCAUniversity Prep (2) Sammamish YMCAWindward High School Seattle Academy Shoreline YMCA Skyview Junior High South Puget Sound Community College South Sound YMCA Southeast YMCA Stevenson High School Stilliguamish Valley School Tacoma YMCA Walla Walla High School West Seattle YMCA Whatcom YMCA Yakima YMCA
2007-2008 Annual Report Mock Trial Program Highlights • 44 teams competed in 6 district competitions around the state • 31 schools were involved in Mock Trial statewide • FOUR teams represented Washington State at two national competitions: Seattle Prep, 8th at National High School Mock Trial Championship Meridian High School, 11th at American Mock Trial Invitational (AMTI) The River Academy, 14th at AMTI Archbishop Murphy, 15th at AMTI • Record number of attorneys volunteered to rate student performances during the state competition • The first Washington Mock Trial Coaches’ Orientation training was well attended and opened the door for increased training and networking opportunities for coaches around the state Inns of Court scholarship winner The Honorable Robert J. Bryan American Inn of Court partnered with YMCA Mock Trial again this year to offer a $1,000 college scholarship to a graduating senior who exemplifies the values of professionalism, ethics, civility, legal skills, and understanding of the YMCA core values – honesty, respect, responsibility, caring, faith and fun. This year’s award recipient was Ashleigh Shoecraft from Franklin High School. Mock Trial District Conveners Honorable Robert Lewis Mock Trial Program Chair Clark County Honorable Charles Snyder Honorable Martha Gross Honorable Leon Henley Whatcom County Honorable Linda Krese Snohomish County Honorable William Downing King County Honorable Stephanie Arend Pierce/Thurston Counties Honorable Craig Matheson Benton/Franklin Counties Malcolm Harris Clallam/Jefferson Counties Carl Warring & Sharon Hedlund Spokane County
Page 8 Mock Trial I will do more than believe, I will practice.My Mock Trial Story:Isabelle Albi, Mock Trial State Representative 2008-09Really smart high school students obsessing over minutia in a made-up problem. When I first heard about Mock Trial I was skeptical thatI would even be qualified enough to make the team. Everyone whoparticipated in Mock Trial knew exactly what to say when someonesaid a jumble of numbers and letters, such as “804 b 3”, “701,” or “609d.” I have since realized that this is why so many people, like myself,love mock trial. Mock Trial provides not only an opportunity to forgefriendships and gain an understanding of the rules of evidence, but anopportunity to experience the world of law.This past year when my team was preparing for the nationalchampionship in Delaware, my teammates and I had to learn, andappear experts on, corporate mergers and acquisitions law. After literally hundreds of emails,several multi-hour lectures on corporations and corporate law, and pouring over the Emanuel‘Corporate Law’ book, I realized that I want to practice corporate law.Mock Trial has been, without a doubt, the most rewarding and fulfilling experience of my life. It isworth every dollar spent, and every minute volunteered.
2007-2008 Annual Report Youth Legislature I will do more than be fair, I will be kind. Program Highlights • 420 students involved in 29 local programs statewide • 6 legislative chambers in operation during the 61st Youth Legislature • 3 new delegations taking advantage of legislative funding for program expansion • New Bill Book format allowed program to save paper while maintaining high quality program materials • Students had the opportunity to be part of the May Day events that locked down the Legislative Building – they did a fantastic job and got to see yet one more part of state government and civic participation! Special Thanks Thank you to Lt. Governor Brad Owen and Justices Mary Fairhurst and Jim Johnson for participating in the opening session of the 2008 YMCA Youth Legislature. Thank you to Governor Christine Gregiore for taking time stand in for pictures with each Youth Legislature delegations. To all of the elected officials who take time out of their schedules to support civic education in Washington State - THANK YOU! Your involvement in YMCA Youth & Government and other programs shows students the importance of civic education and of being involved in the political process and in their communities.
Page 10 Youth LegislatureLegislation Passed by the 61st Youth LegislatureHB 17 Labeling genetically modified foodHB 18 Property: excluding personal incomeHB 203 Open up stem cellsHB 22 Concerning smoking driver with childHB 23 Contraceptives without parental consentHB 28 Women included in selective serviceHB 42 Organ donor educationHB 46 Bilingual educationHB 54 Religion in schoolsHB 56 Implementing run-off voting in Y&GHB 64 Presidential election a national holidayHB 74 Kyoto ProtocolHB 75 Creation of Department of PeaceHB 86 Public health care for children under 18SB 14 Replacing marriage with civil unionsSB 17 Military recruitingSB 208 Biofuel busesSB 23 Personal safety courseSB 29 Public school PESB 34 High school voter registrationSB 4 Lowering drinking age to 18SB 40 Unregulated left laneSB 48 Rights pertaining to medication of childrenSB 55 Employment discriminationSB 8 No longer minting the penny My Youth Legislature Story: Phil Gardner, 62nd Youth Governor “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America” – Former President Bill Clinton In the years I’ve been involved in Youth & Government this quote has really stuck with me. It’s helped serve as sort of a basic guidance as to how I should live and interact with others - both in this program and in my everyday life. I say both Youth & Government and my everyday life because at this point for me it is hard to tell the two apart. Even when I’m not actually doing some sort of project or activity for Youth & Government, I’m thinking about it - brainstorming about a new possible bill idea, daydreaming about the lively debate we have in the chambers, or wondering about ways in which ourprogram could become even better.In the same spirit of this idea I recall another quote. “The purpose of a good leader is to createmore leaders.” I sincerely hope in my time as Governor I can help fulfill this advice, and I feel that ata fundamental level creating more leaders is what this program has been about to me and shouldbe about to others.
2007-2008 Annual Report Conference on National AffairsHello Friends of Youth & Government,We’ve just returned from our CONA trip, and it was an amazingexperience. We flew from SeaTac to Nashville and had a three-day “pre-trip” in Tennessee with activities such as visiting the Hermitage (formerhome of President Jackson), the State Supreme Court, and the StateCapitol Legislative Building. Afterwards we drove to Black Mountain, NCfor the conference. The opening session and mixer were enjoyable, and6 of our 7 proposals passed out of First Committee and 1 made it to ThirdCommittee. Though our delegation’s proposals did not pass, Washingtondelegates debated well on other proposals throughout the conferenceand started many new friendships with students from other states.--Phil GardnerDear Friends of Youth & Government,CONA has been an incredible experience for the past week. Sevendelegates, including myself, flew out to Nashville, TN on June 25th.After a long day of travel we arrived in Tennessee and went to theWaffle House for dinner. The next day, Thursday, we took a tour of theUniversity of the South, Sewanee, and then went to high tea at Tea onthe Mountain. Though it was hot, we had a wonderful time at the Nesbit’stea shop. Friday we toured the Nashville Capitol, met the TennesseeSupreme Court Justice Koch, toured the Hermitage, and visited theNashville Parthenon. Saturday we finally left for the Blue Ridge Assemblyin Black Mountain, North Carolina. All but 1 of our proposals made itout of 1st committee and I made it out of 2nd committee. Sadly none ofour proposals made it to GA or Plenary, but some of us had incrediblepro/con speeches. This was my 1st year and I loved getting to knowpeople from across the country. I combined my proposal with anothergirl from Virginia and got to know her very well. I also made some friendsespecially from Kentucky, New York and North Carolina. I am very tirednow, but I am so happy to have had this opportunity!--Lauren HawkinsDear Everyone,We left the Seattle airport on June 25th heading to Nashville. Weexplored Nashville, going to the Hermitage, and the Capitol, etc. Thenwe headed to the mountain. My proposal this year was requiring publicschool students to take one class in world religion. It passed onto secondcommittee, which was exciting. I made many new friends especially fromNew York, Alabama and Kentucky! I also saw old friends which was nicetoo. I truly loved this experience and will always remember this!Sincerely,--Rachel Leavitt-Baron
Page 12 2007-2008 Governor’s Cabinet It is with deep appreciation that YMCA Youth & Government recognizes the corporations, organizations and individuals who have contributed $1000 or more in 2007-08 to the Youth Legislature and Mock Trial programs.Founder ($5,000 and up) Governor’s Cabinet ($1,000 to $1,499)Microsoft Corporation Pamela Curtis-Bjornsen & Lennie BjornsenYMCA of Greater Seattle Scott & Cheryl WashburnWashington Judges Foundation Sam & Linda BovardStarbucks Robert & Janelle NesbitKey Foundation Garrison KurtzLucy Helm Mark Tabbutt & Denise Board Chehalis Indian TribeBenefactor ($2,500 to $4,999) AFSCMEWashington State Bar Association, Jim Bricker Young Lawyers Division YMCA of Snohomish CountyWashington Mutual SaltChuk ResourcesBECU Enid LayesPEMCO Financial Services Premera Blue CrossJennifer Joly & Jason Hellberg State Farm Insurance Companies YMCA of Tacoma-Pierce CountyChampion ($1,500 to $2,499) Perkins Coie LLPStuart & Irene Elway, Elway Research Davis Wright Tremaine LLPJoan Yoshitomi Jeanne CushmanThe Boeing Company S.O.S. FoundationRobert & Carolyn Wolfe Bruce & Jolene McCaw, APEX FoundationNancy Pleas, Riley & Nancy Pleas Foundation Mark Ashida & Lisbet NilsonWashington State Bar Association William & Jill Ruckelshaus, Madrona Investment Group, L.L.C Virginia Stout Dwayne Slate William E. Mounts Vulcan Northwest Inc Washington State Trial Lawyers Association Puget Sound Energy Verizon Northwest Inc. The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound
2007-2008 Annual Report Thank You for Your SupportSustainer’s ($500 to $999) Les Schwab Tire Centers Washington Defense TrialGrant & Laura Gardner South Sound Family YMCA LawyersHonorable William Downing, Clallam County Bar Association Mike Egan King County Superior Court Sanitary Service Company, Inc. Dave & MaryAnn WebsterChris & Liza Koenig Washington State Council of John C. & Sandra McCulloughRich Wallis Firefighters Fund David Vail,Dorothy Cutting Howard & Barbara Wollner, Law Offices of David Vail, JenniferBill & Carole Koenig The Seattle Foundation-KISMET Cross-Euteneier & Assoc.Ken & Ellen Nowlin FOUNDATION Battelle LaboratoriesKaren & H. Norman Hyatt Sanofi-Aventis, US INCDavid & Judy Smith Noah DavisFriends ($250 to $499) Honorable Sid Snyder, Duncan & Lai MorrellDon Brevik Washington State Senate Richard & Shelley Leavitt-Gary Huff Bogard and Associates BaronYakima Family YMCA Ken & Heidi Simpson Association of WashingtonSammamish Family YMCA Ned Lange BusinessJoe Jenkins Whatcom Family YMCA Venture BankJanet Levinger Skagit Valley YMCA Kimberly EllwangerHonorable Sharon Tomiko Associated General Jon Bridge, Ben Bridge Jewelers Santos, Washington State Contractor’s of Washington Stritmatter Kessler Whelan Representative Frank Pritchard ColuccioJustice Robert F. & Elizabeth Clallam County Family YMCA Kathleen Jenkins Utter Patrick & Susan Dunn Don & Lois BrewerWalla Walla YMCA United Staff Nurses Union, Honorable Robert Lewis, ClarkYMCA of the Inland Northwest UFCW 141 County Superior CourtDanny M. Coyne Carney Badley Spellman, P.S. Cheri Brennan & Tom HorsleyTheodore Rodriguez, Torero’s Brad Boswell, Boswell Consulting Forrest & Patricia L. AmsdenChiechi and Associates Alliances Northwest NCK Properties I will do more than dream, I will work.
Page 14 Thank You for Your SupportSupporters (up to $249) Roy Ferguson Larry & Carolyn DavisThe Rev. Chris & Andrew Foster Cory Armstrong-Hoss Daniel PaasMarelyn & Jim Curtis Catherine Hillenbrand Richard Van WagenenDavid & Linda Barber Earlyse & Larry Swift Nora J. Hallett & Jack BrummelSarah & Christopher Clinton Donna Christensen Alex MechFrederick & Margaret Hellberg Aaron Gillies Vernon & Genevieve HathawayBill Montgomery Marge Brouillet Michael HeaveyCatherine Morris Laura Deason Susie Tracy, Northwest AdvocatesHonorable James Robart Cindy Zehnder John & Judy PressonYMCA at Washington State Randy Dorn John & Anne Chafee University Willard & Katharine Wilcox, Marc & Jo Anne GaspardKitsap Family YMCA Allstate Giving Campaign Martha ChoeJill & Thomas Sells Bill Stauffacher, Stauffacher Erik AshidaGordon & Irene Dick Communications Jim MillerJ. R. O’Neil Sam Downing Sherie StoryHonorable Ralph & Karen Munro Jennifer Bundy Association of Washington CitiesJohn Noland Doug Levy, Outcomes by Levy Zemorah MurrayWenatchee Valley YMCA Dirk Farrar Greg Hanon, CommunicoDavid & Dorothy Bjornson Robert McHaney Barb MertensHolly Gadbaw Jim Holstine Dan GrimmRobert A. & Betty McFarlane Honorable Al Bauer Chuck & Julia CuttingKandace & Larry Lee Cindy Hough Connie & Herm PetersMonica Elenbaas Pat & Judy Winsor Chris Meserve,Sharon Case Mike & Brenda Williams, Connolly Tacon & MeserveHal Zimmerman TAGS Awards John & Judy JolyRobert Knudson, Casa Mia Sung Yang Thermos Goldstein Management Carmen Cook Sandi Swarthout, Capitol ConnectionWashington’s Public Ports John & Suzy Berteaux Maureen Morris Association Elizabeth Upton & Rayburn Fred Jarrett FundBrenda Fitzsimmons Lewis Daniel J. BerschauerJohn Durbin Marty & Pam Lovinger Waltraud & Kempthorne ScottRobert Simmons Keven Caldwell Washington State Labor CouncilPaul McTaggert Elaine Von Rosenstiel Sharon & Dean FosterHerbert Bridge Jacqueline White Booth GardnerHarold Goltz Alison Hellberg Jean LeonardBruce G. Hanson Mike & Judy Roberts Hal & Muffy BryanMimi Sheridan Richard Busto, D.D.S. Simon Barnhart, Platt, Irwin, TaylorJoanne Brekke-Selk Honorable Mary Fairhurst, Washington State Supreme Court Charlie Dunn, Holy RosaryLarry Gilliam Strader Hallet & Company, P.S. Jennifer Parker & Steve ClagettJames ButlerSteve Retz Brian BarkerDudley Brown Scott & Cheryloy Beckwith
2007-2008 Annual Report In 2008 Your Support Counted! Your contribution reduced student fees by: • $82 per student in Youth Legislature • $39 per student in Mock Trial Total costs per student in 2008 were: • $282 per Youth Legislature delegate • $119 per Mock Trial participant 2008 participation: • 420 students participated in the 61st Session • 593 students participated in the Mock Trial Program 2008 student fees: • $200 for High School Youth Legislature • $120 for 8th Grade Youth Legislature • $30 + team fees for Mock Trial Districts • $30 + team fees for Mock Trial StateContinuing to do more...The programs and opportunities provided by YMCA Youth &Government would not be possible without the continued supportof individuals and organizations who value the democratic future ofWashington State. 42% of Youth & Government’s annual operatingbudget is collected through our annual fundraising campaign eachfall. We look forward to continuing our community partnerships overthe next year.2008-2009 Student feesYouth Leg Participation fee $2008th Grade Participation fee $150Mock Trial District fees $30 per student + team costsMock Trial State fees $30 per student + team costs2008-2009 BudgetProposed Youth Leg and Mock Trial Budget $333,000Estimated program fees $136,000Anticipated foundation grants, corporate sponsorshipsand special events $72,000Need for additional support $125,000
Page 16 2007-2008 Financial Summary 2008 Youth & Government Financial Statement Public Support & Revenues Contributions $129,000 Grants $37,000 Participant Fees $128,500 Endowment Spending Allowance $4,824 All other income (special events, training workshops, inner-association transfers) $14,500 Total Support and Revenues $313,824 Expenses Salaries (2.5 FTE) $134,888 Program Supplies (subsidized through annual support, foundations, grants and sponsorships) $19,500 Telephone $4,620 Postage $8,000 Rent $6,900 Equipment $500 Printing $19,500 Training $1,500 Travel $4,500 Operations expenses-(service fees, volunteer committee expenses, org. dues) $26,696 Subsidized Program Expenses- Youth Leg , Mock Trial and Conference On National Affairs (subsidized through annual support, foundations, grants and sponsorships) $73,896 Individual Need Scholarships and Program Fee Awards *** $3,324 Reserves $10,000 Total Expenses $313,824 *** Scholarships and Direct Individual Program Awards (Mock Trial, Youth Legislature Awarded March – July 2007 and Conference On National Affairs) ASSETS 2007-08 Endowments General Y&G and Magnuson $43,088.59 Foster Scholarship $3,899 Bill Sieverling Youth & Gov $56,493.31 Reserve Account Balance This reserve fund is made up of funds that Youth & Government brought when it left & Y-USA, plus funds set aside each month from it’s operations. It has been decreased with a deficit, and increased with a surplus. Year-end Reserve Balance 2007 $109,382.37I will do more than teach,I will inspire.
2007-2008 Annual Report Opportunities for Support I will do more than earn, I will enrich. Leadership Giving Levels Builder Giving Levels Ambassador - $10,000+ Sustainer - $500 - $999 Founder - $5,000 - $9,999 Friends - $250 - $499 Benefactor – $2,500 - $4,999 Supporters - up to $249 Champion - $1,500 - $2,499 Governor’s Cabinet/ Amicus Circle - $1,000 - $1,499 Governor’s Cabinet/Amicus Circle The Governor’s Cabinet is comprised of individuals, families, businesses and organizations who contribute $1,000 or more during the year to support YMCA Youth & Government programs. That contributing at the Governor’s Cabinet Level or above during the next year will receive the following benefits: • A plaque signifying support of the Washington YMCA Youth & Government Program. • Listing in printed program materials, including the 62nd session Youth Legislature Bill Book, 2008-09 Annual Report, and selected signage and recruitment materials. • Invitations to all program events. • Recognition at a special “Governor’s Reception” before the Opening Joint Session of the Youth Legislature.
Page 18 Thank You For Your Service & On-Going SupportVolunteer ServiceYMCA Youth & Government programs would not be possible withoutthe dedication and committment of hundreds of individuals aroundour state. In 2008 over 100 attorneys and judges volunteered theirtime to rate students performances and preside over the StateMock Trial Competition. Volunteers come from all over the stateto ensure students have a quality educational experience. Duringthe 61st Youth Legislature, 63 families in Thurston and Piercecounties opened their homes to delegates. Their generosity makesit possible for students to participate in programs regardless oftheir social and economic situation.Additionally over 200 volunteers, teachers and YMCA staff members around Washington spendhundreds of hours each year teaching Youth & Government participants the ins and outs of stategovernment and the importance of civic engagement in the democratic process. It is because of theirefforts Youth & Government students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be active andinvolved, public minded citizens. I will do more than give, I will serve. Help Support the leaders of tomorrow! Campaign Support: $500 $250 $100 $50 Other I would like to contribute to: Youth Legislature Mock Trial CONA Youth & Government Endowment Fund Name: Clip and mail to: Address: YMCA Youth & Government City/State/Zip: PO Box 193 Phone: ( ) Olympia, WA 98507 Email: Phone: 360.357.3475 • www.youthandgovernment.org
2007-2008 Annual Report Democracy must be learned by each generation. YMCA Youth & Government PO Box 193 Olympia, WA 98507 (360) 357-3475 firstname.lastname@example.org www.youthandgovernment.org