Blog - Kitsap County

A Special Thanksgiving!

December 2 2019

StandUp for Kids - Kitsap County  Express Employment Professionals made an amazing presentation to our Executive Director, Margaret Rodriguez, on behalf of StandUp for Kids - Kitsap County. Kristal Thomas was able to communicate with her corporate office and secured a $3,500.00 donation. She's is truly a gem in our communities and is helping our youth secure a brighter future.   Our Executive Director (left) with Kristal Thomas of Express Employment Professionals

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See you in San Antonio

September 22 2019

Starting Friday September 27, the entire StandUp for Kids family -- from outreach volunteers, local leaders, and executive directors, to donors, national board, and staff -- will convene in San Antonio, Texas for mark our 29th year, and partake in one very special National Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Remember the Mission," evoking the neaerby Alamo Mission's cry. We thought it would be fitting to tie in local roots with our own mission of "ending the cycle of youth homelessness." For the young people we serve, their own plea for independence rings ever so loudly in our ears and mobilizes us to take action. Together at this national conference, we have the ability ...

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Thank You To All Who Donated!

August 23 2019

StandUp for Kids - Kitsap CountyThe final numbers for the 2019 Kitsap Great Give are in and we received a total of $5,148.50! Thank you to all of our donors who have made it possible to continue being able to help our homeless and at-risk youth here in Kitsap County. You are all amazing!

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Did You Catch Us on National TV?

July 24 2019

We are excited to announce that our organization was featured on Coffee with America on Saturday, July 13, on stations across the nation. The segment introduced viewers to Atlanta staff member Julie Palmer. Julie beautifully captured the work we do and the youth we serve. Please give it a watch and share it with your friends! Stand Up For Kids from Coffee with America on Vimeo.

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StandUp for Kids Has a New Look

July 24 2019

After nearly thirty years of serving youth in need, we are thrilled to announce that the StandUp for Kids brand had a makeover! Youth-Centered Our new logo captures the awesome potential of young lives when they know care, feel loved, and have the support they need to move quickly from surviving to thriving. Youth are the heart of our organization, so it was important to convey that. The logo is youth-centered, energetic, and a clever evolution of our former look. Proud to be the Purple People Purple often represents wisdom or creativity. To the youth we serve, it represents safety, care, and support. Our kids often call volunteers the Purple People. Youth know they can trust them to get ...

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Thank You Local 282!

June 11 2019

StandUp for Kids - Kitsap County What a surprise from Local 282! This local union, located in Bremerton, has been operating since 1901.  Lisa Anderson is the first female President to represent this honorable union. Lisa presented a check of $750.00 to Margaret Rodriguez, our Executive Director. Thank you to all of their members for choosing StandUp for Kids - Kitsap County. 

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