Umpqua Bank will be a lead sponsor for the Communities in Schools of Lakewood (CISL) Champions for Youth Breakfast, which begins at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23 at the Old Country Buffet in the Lakewood Towne Center.
Umpqua Bank supports programs that “focus on the needs of youth to enhance their educational experience, promote their well-being, and inspire them to reach their full potential.” In addition to financial support, four Umpqua bank employees mentor students in Clover Park School District. Last year, Umpqua Bank provided $10 Barnes & Noble gift cards to 20 mentees at Lochburn Middle School.
The Champions for Youth Breakfast will feature keynote speaker Lt. Governor Brad Owen. Tony Robinson, Chair of the Executive Board for Lakewood’s Promise, will emcee the breakfast this year. Robinson, a former vice-president of operations and facilities at Clover Park Technical College, has been a long time champion for youth.
Five Clover Park School District high school students, who are currently tutoring students in CISL’s after-school program, will participate in a panel presentation. One of the high school panelists, Ashley Zuber, will also perform a medley of songs during breakfast.
In addition to the student panel discussion, CISL will recognize local “champions for youth,” and obtain continued support for its efforts to support Lakewood youth.
A minimum donation of $50 is respectfully requested. Corporate sponsorships and tables are also available. To make reservations or for more information, contact Christina Klas at the CISL office, (253) 589-7489.