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For Distribution on October 18, 2023 



Major Fundraising Event Aims to Promote and Expand On Social Equity Projects, Resources, and Academic Programs for Youth Within Underserved Communities. 


TACOMA, Wash., October 18, 2023 – YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties (YMCAPKC) is hosting its annual Center for Community Impact Breakfast at the University YMCA Student Center from 7:15 – 9:00 a.m. on November 16, to raise funds benefiting youth and teens in the region.   

“We hope to provide attendees with firsthand experience of what our teenagers encounter in our Y initiatives during this breakfast. Our goal is to go above the typical fundraiser and ensure that individuals in attendance have a strong vision of our positive impact on youths in Pierce and Kitsap counties,” said Chris Spivey, executive director of the Center for Community Impact (CCI).  

The CCI Breakfast begins with breakfast and a social-emotional learning exercise, youth testimonials, and Youth and Government activity, following awards for mentor and youth of the year. This year’s featured guest speakers include Amy Latimer, principal at Baker Middle School, and Sirena Jove, a current participant in the YMCA’s Youth and Government program. Charlie Davis, president and chief executive officer of YMCAPKC, and the speakers will close the event with a special message for attendees. Honorees each year speak about their experience and the impact they have made with the support of the YMCA. Spivey is joined by CCI program directors Don Brevik, Tony Dike, and Mei-Yun Loya as hosts. 

Interested parties are invited to attend and may register for the CCI Breakfast at ymcapkc.org/breakfast  

The CCI Breakfast is a sponsorship event and is an opportunity for individuals and organizations to contribute to the Y’s community engagement work. 

About YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties 

Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening the community. Since 1883, the YMCA of Pierce Kitsap Counties has worked to empower everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across our communities.