Save the Date!
Leadership Kitsap’s 20th Celebration
November 5, 2015
Suquamish Clearwater Casino & Resort Ballroom
Celebrate 20 years of Leadership Kitsap strengthening communities through servant leadership.
Team 1 – Aspire to Inspire
Everyone should have a chance to go to camp! Team Aspire to Inspire provided that chance for 33 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth to attend a 3-day camp with their peers in a safe and supportive environment. Campers enjoyed crafts, a ropes course, a workshop, campfires, songs, games, and much s’more thanks to the fantastic setting and staff of YMCA’s Camp Seymour.
Team 2 – Dare2Share
Dare2Share partnered with ShareNet, a food bank serving the Kingston area and bordering communities, to increase community awareness about ShareNet, and to encourage volunteerism and increase monetary and food donations. Dare2Share hosted a Burger Bash fundraiser at the Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal kitchen and a Community Conversation on Hunger featuring a showing of the documentary “A Place At the Table.” In addition, the team received grant support from the Suquamish and S’Klallam Tribes to purchase of a new refrigeration system.
Community Partner: ShareNet
The Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound - Port Orchard
Team 3 – SHINE (Sharing Hope In our Neighborhood Everyday)
Team SHINE’s project was to raise community awareness and support for the Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound’s (BGC-SPS) two branches at Sidney Glen and Orchard-Heights Elementary schools in Port Orchard. They hosted a Health Fair and Bike Rodeo and a first ever “Police versus Firefighters” Dodge Ball Tournament. Combined, the two events raised more than $3,600 in cash and in-kind donations for the Club.
Community Partner: Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound
Fostering the Kitsap Family
Team 4 – Team Decisive?
Team Decisive?’s goal was to increase outreach to families new to Kitsap Foster Care Association (KFCA) and to the public. Theysurveyed foster families to determine level of awareness and engagement, designed a new logo and marketing materials, and hosted the annual appreciation dinner to thank community participants and sponsors, and provide a child-free evening out to Kitsap foster parents.
Community Partner: Kitsap Foster Care Association
Congratulations Leadership Kitsap Class of 2015!
The Leadership Kitsap Class of 2015 Graduation Celebration was held at Kiana Lodge on June 23, 2015. Community service projects were showcased while everyone enjoyed Kiana’s Signature Salmon. Congratulations Class of 2015!
Holly Ridge Center Executive Director Roxanne Bryson Named
2015 Leadership Kitsap Alumni Association Leadership Award Recipient
Roxanne Bryson, Leadership Kitsap Class of 1997, was presented with the 2015 Leadership Kitsap Alumni Association (LKAA) Leadership Award on June 23, 2015 by LKAA Chair David Emmons as part of the Leadership Kitsap Class of 2015 graduation program.
Bryson serves as Holly Ridge Center Executive Director. Co-worker Elizabeth Hoey shared, “Roxanne is a true leader and mentor. She inspires her staff, clients, families, and this community to challenge barriers and change perceptions that will increase full participation in community life for individuals with disabilities…She seeks continuous community change until we live in a world where everyone is accepted and valued for the person that they are.” … More
Thank you to all the supporters of Leadership Kitsap!
Over $7,200 was raised during the 24-hour community philanthropy drive. All proceeds benefit the Hanten-Berger Scholarship Fund. Thank you Kitsap County!
“Leadership Kitsap’s providing me an opportunity to grow in a learning environment with other motivated people. The training has helped me to understand my own strengths and how they work with those of my teammates. Most of all I’ve enjoyed meeting with community leaders on our challenge days.”Robin Henderson LK15
“I am a fortunate recipient of a 2015 Leadership Kitsap Scholarship and so grateful to be. The experience that I have been afforded so far this year has been inspiring, enlightening, and motivating. I have learned so much about Kitsap County and being able to serve my community through my team’s service project is exhilarating. Thanks to all who donate to this excellent program!”Dedra Miller LK15
“Leadership Kitsap has been our ‘go-to’ resource for developing our future library leaders. Nothing I have seen gives them a better understanding of Kitsap County and its unique public policy issues. I also appreciate how leadership skills are honed through community involvement and collaboration.”Jill Jean
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