Growing up in the state's foster care system, Adam Cornell learned at a very young age that substance abuse, domestic violencee, and tragic death were roadblocks to the stability he longed for. Far too many of the adults in his life, and the systems set up to protect him, consistently failed him insteead. But the love of foster parents, teachers, friends - and, eventually an adoptive family - enabled him to triumph.
On Tuesday, March 17, the Snohomoish County deputy prosecuting attorney and impassioned activist for children will share his story when he accepts the 2015 Norm Maleng Advocate for Youth Award from CCYJ. Read more about Adam.
The Center's signature fundraising event of the year will honor Adam, inspire guests, and raise funds to ensure that children and youth in Washington's child welfare and juvenile justice systems live better lives. By sponsoring or attending the breakfast, you will support the only nonprofit organization in the state working solely to revolutionize foster care and youth justice to ensure lasting systemic reform. Join breakfast co-chairs Joel Benoliel and Davina Inslee and CCYJ Founding President and CEO Bobbe Bridge and make a real difference for kids who need our help the most.
Become a table captain! Invite nine of your friends and colleagues to join you. Email us to learn more.
Sponsor the breakfast! Position your company among opinion-leaders and community members as a champion for children and youth. Sign on now as a sponsor and we will showcase your generosity before, during, and after the breakfast. Email us to learn more.
There is no advance registration fee, however, each guest will be asked to consider a minimum donation of $150 at the event.