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LADIES NIGHT OUT is the Best Party in Town and Benefits an Amazing Cause

by Marlies Fitch Ledbetter

On April 12, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, join event co-chairs, Hilarie Hicks and Jen Ragain, at "ONCE UPON A LADIES NIGHT OUT....giving our youth a happily ever after" to benefit Yes to Youth - Montgomery County Youth Services. This fairytale-themed ladies only party will include DJ Senega, games, a costume contest, prizes, a jewelry raffle donated by Robichau’s Jewelry, banana split bar and a fun silent and bid board auction. Don’t miss the BEST ladies night out in town! Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available here.

At YES to YOUTH, we seek to rebuild the lives of youth and teach them that they are worth it, they deserve safety and security and that they will succeed in life. Our five counseling offices offer individual, group and family mental health counseling, suicide prevention services for youth and families, street outreach for homeless teens, and healthy support programs for pregnant and parenting teens. YES to YOUTH also maintains BridgeWay Emergency Youth Shelter, which provides a home to abused, neglected and sex-trafficked youth. 

“I was a resident at BridgeWay two times, and it was amazing. My counselor helped me so much throughout my stay. He placed me with my childhood therapist. The staff members were amazing. They treated us like humans and there was never a boring day. Whether it was a fun day at home or an Astros game they always found ways for us to feel like we had a sense of normalcy in our lives," said former BridgeWay resident, Madison.

Patti Rivela, long time supporter and advocate of Yes to Youth recently was awarded The Woodlands Hometown Heroes for her work within the community. She told us “Yes To Youth staff are secret superheroes. Of 12 years, I am so impressed by these amazing professionals who save and change lives daily. You may not hear about it ....because as they’re doing it, they are also bound to protect the children’s identities and stories. These children have endured so much in their lives and this organization is able to help them grow up in a safe and nurturing environment.”

Mary-Lou Fitch is one of the longest standing volunteers for Yes to Youth. “Montgomery County Youth Services has been a part of my family for over 25 years. I find so much joy in the ability to work on creating events and assisting with committees to raise money for this amazing organization. Even my daughter has now stepped up as a second generation volunteer to serve the children of our area in need. There are more children that need help than you could possibly know. It’s a quiet statistic, but there are so many homeless, depressed and abused children and they desperately need the services of Yes to Youth."

In addition, YES to YOUTH is excited to announce this year’s annual "YES to YOUTH Gala – Ignite Their Light" will be held on September 21, 2019, at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott. This year, YES to YOUTH is honoring Mr. Tom Pisula for his many years of unwavering support and our corporate honoree, Waste Connections, a company dedicated to our mission and to the community. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities available at sayyestoyouth.org. 

YES to YOUTH would not be able to provide local youth the support and help they need without generous annual donations and fundraisers and the support of our volunteers. YES to YOUTH hosts three annual fundraisers including Ladies Night Out, the YES to YOUTH Gala, and the Youth Golf Classic Tournament.

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