The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is making a donation of $100,000 to the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, acknowledging a longtime relationship and extending support to a valued member of the Snoqualmie Valley.“Supporting the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA Community Center is important to us,” Tribal Chairwoman Carolyn Lubenau said. “The center offers amazing activities and services, enriching the lives of those in our community by providing a gathering point and local hub for families and friends to meet.”The funding will support the following three programs:
- YMCA Camp Orkila - Elementary school counselors assist YMCA staff with identifying 10 youth from each of the five elementary schools in the district (50 total students).
- Youth Institute Program at Two Rivers - A six week summer program that gives students the ability to gain leadership skills through technology, leadership, and team building.
- Membership Support and the ability to have families participate at the YMCA and in programs at a reduced rate, giving all families in the community the ability to grow and play together.“The YMCA is incredibly grateful for the financial support and partnership with the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe,” commented Executive Director Nate Smith. The support allows us to create legacy programs that give the youth and families in our community the ability to have new experiences, gain new skills and meet new friends.”