Thank You to our 2020 Champions for Youth!

BYS is dedicated to the social and emotional well-being of local youth through counseling, peer tutoring, career exploration programs as well diverse outreach programs and services. Everything we offer is free. We could never make this happen without the wonderful support of our generous neighbors, community and business partners.

During this unpredictable COVID-19 health crisis, a wide variety of Champions for Youth stepped up to help keep our virtual doors open. Many 2020 community partners not only sponsored our BYS 4th of July Fun Run, but they pledged additional dollars to support BYS and the youth we serve throughout the entire year.

We know that many businesses are struggling now due to the pandemic, so we are especially grateful for their generosity to support teens while dealing with their own uncertainty and worry about their clients, customers and business. We know it’s not easy.

Thank You to our year-round 2020 Champions for Youth: Kwik Lok, Windermere Real Estate, Clark Construction, Ace Hardware, Modern Collision, Becky Anderson Realogics, Brackenwood Capital Management, RBC Wealth Management, Virginia Mason and Island Fitness.

And thank you to our BYS Fun Run Sponsors: Town & County Market, Westside Pizza, Puget Sound Energy, Brown Bear Car Wash, Hill Moving, Kitsap Credit Union, Merrill Lynch, Kitsap Physical Therapy and SAGE. And “Friends of BYS” Columbia Bank, HomeStreet Bank and Sound Reprographics.

We also want to thank the Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge and Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island for supporting BYS and the youth in our community. Bainbridge Youth Services is supported in part by Bainbridge Community Foundation (BCF) and the support of the BCF Discretionary Grant Fund, BCF Community Grant Cycle Partners, Alder Fund, KHW Fund, Sada Ross Fund, Thomas & Karen Beierle Fund, Anonymous, Sonya Marinoni and Val & Mary Ann Tollefson.

The generous support of these businesses and community organizations is greatly appreciated, now more than ever. Because of these generous partnerships, teens are still able to get free and confidential counseling through new, secure video conferencing as well as free, virtual peer tutoring.

On behalf of the entire BYS board and staff – and the teens we serve — THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE. Really, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank all of our community partners and donors. We have a very generous community who is committed to our youth. We so appreciate the years of support from our local community.