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2019 Gala Recap

Youth Service Bureau Celebrates its Third “Growing Together Gala”

By Paul DeGeest, YSB Development Director

On Friday, May 10th, educators, community leaders, elected officials, parents, friends, and YSB staff and volunteers came together to celebrate the third annual “Growing Together Gala.”

Keynote speaker Darcy Hager-Slavin shared her family’s painful experience with suicide and how they turned that tragedy into action by forming the Slavin Memorial Fund.

Youth speaker Sydney Isaacson shared her personal story of addiction and recovery, and how dedicated professionals at YSB helped her turn her life around and graduate early from the Stillwater Area Schools Alternative High School. Sydney plans to go on to Century College to pursue her goal of becoming a chemical health specialist herself.

Generous guests contributed selflessly in support of YSB’s work, for which we are deeply grateful. This was our most successful fundraising event so far, and we are already planning for next year.

On top of all that, people had a really good time! See photos and video from the 2019 Gala HERE and look for information about next year’s celebration.

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